Khalil Nobles, Esq.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Intellectual Property Associate

Alma Mater: Cardozo School of Law

knobles@willkie.com | 212.728.9392

Khalil Nobles is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. Khalil regularly counsels clients on intellectual property issues arising in complex transactions, like private equity, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, asset purchases and standards-related licensing programs. His clients include venture and private equity sponsors and corporations active in the software, technology, biotechnology, fintech, insurance, and telecommunications sectors.

Get to Know Khalil

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 21-year old self? Trust the journey, and appreciate that every experience contains a lesson that you can learn from.  Remember it is a marathon, not a race.

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What about your upbringing contributed to your success as an attorney?

Watching my parents constantly overcoming adversity and being resourceful..

McLovin understands me.

Excluding legal/academic accomplishments, what is your proudest achievement?

Creating two beautiful children with my wife.

What is your social media “guilty pleasure” — who/what do you follow on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook that you find fascinating, and why?

Following financial literacy accounts on Instagram.

What is your favorite quote and what makes it so meaningful to you?

“Get used to that feeling of not quite being comfortable. Its the price of ambition.” It means a lot to me because once I understand what it meant, I changed my career trajectory.

If you could meet any celebrity or living political figure, who would it be and what would you say to them?

Cornel West, I’d ask him for some inspiration.

If you weren’t in your current job, what would be your dream job?

Creating content while travelling the world.

Name one song you listened to “on repeat” in the past 12 months and provide some insights about why couldn’t you get enough of it?

David Ruffin – Statue of a Fool. I’m convinced that I should’ve been born in the 50s. I love the Motown era of music.

List one show you “binge-watched” recently and what was it about the show that captivated your attention?

Ballers, Dwayne Johnson is a great actor and the show is very realistic.

I love that NYC skyline at night.