Kristin L. Holland

Dentons US LLP
1001 Bishop Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: +1 808 524 1800


Kristin L. Holland is a partner in Dentons’ Honolulu office. Kristin litigates intellectual property, commercial, real estate, civil rights and class action matters. She develops efficient and intelligent strategies to win cases and resolve disputes for private and public corporations, media companies, lenders, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and rights holders ranging from social media websites to film studios to clothing retailers.

Holland has litigated copyright, trademark, trade secret, advertising, defamation and false light claims for media companies throughout the US. She regularly handles idea-theft disputes for major media companies as well as trademark litigation related to the titles of television series, and has defeated demands for temporary restraining orders. She has also litigated numerous copyright infringement cases related to fabric patterns, many through summary judgment and appeal and one through a jury trial on liability issues.

Kristin graduated from UCLA School of Law, where she was on the Moot Court Board and an editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and received her undergraduate degree in political science from UC, Berkeley. She has been on the boards of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, the Center for Law in the Public Interest, the Women Lawyers Association of LA, the West Coast Executive Board of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance and was National Chair of Katten’s Women’s Leadership Committee.

Holland has also served as vice chair of the ABA Business Law Litigation’s Intellectual Property Subsection, is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has been a member of the Litigation Committee of the Media Law Resource Center. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers in California and Hawai`i. She is also a frequent speaker and contributor on litigation practice and intellectual property issues.

Honors, Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023
  • Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), Senior Fellow, 2010-present
  • Super Lawyers (2012-2014), Southern California Rising Star, 2006-2008, 2010-2011
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, Founder’s Award, 2010
  • Lawdragon, Finalist, 2005
  • President, Hawai`i Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • Past Vice Chair, Business Law Litigation, Intellectual Property Subsection, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Association
  • Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance
  • West Coast Executive Board (2010-2014)
  • Former co-chair, Litigation Section, Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
  • Writer in Residence, Ms. JD (2014)

Businesses around the globe value intellectual property and technology services. These services allow maximum efficiency for companies, providing their customers with their own unique services. In perpetual motion, players must create innovative products and services to feed constant and escalating market demand. Everyone from the developer to the user has an enormous amount invested in products. In this high-stakes environment, you need protection for your original work. This requires a partner with extensive knowledge of different solutions who can choose the best legal remedy.

Dentons’ lawyers understand these requirements and work relentlessly to protect your investment, whether it’s a new medical device, company logo or computer software program. Together, we address complex legal questions with advice tailored to your business needs. From protecting intellectual property rights, through advising on data security issues, technology licensing and sourcing strategies, you receive practical and informed guidance.

Our integrated approach to litigation, counseling and transactions is a powerful strategy that delivers optimal results to you. To provide you with seamless service, members of our Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) practice frequently team with lawyers from other practice areas. Our enviable track record includes representing individual inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, public institutions, emerging companies, venture capital groups and global corporations.

Protecting your work to the highest caliber drives our efforts to learn about and promote the latest developments in the intellectual property arena. Our IP&T professionals lecture, teach and publish on intellectual property subjects. Additionally, we participate in committees of related organizations.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Dentons Global Advisors. Dentons’​ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Dentons in Hawaii

Benefit from a team that can help you take advantage of vast opportunities on Oahu and throughout the Islands, in an economy based on tourism, military defense, research and real estate development. Our team provides you the benefit of deep community engagement, as well as significant experience in dispute resolution, transactional matters and government relations.

Our experienced team helps local and international clients identify and solve issues spanning a variety of practice areas, including real estate construction and development, class actions, health care, corporate governance, creditors’ rights, intellectual property, public policy, corporate governance, among others, on all islands and across the globe.

We bring together top-tier talent customized to your industry, region and business needs to develop strategies to stay ahead of the curve. Rely on us wherever your business may take you.