Office of General Counsel
Campus Counsel, UC Irvine
Kyhm Penfil is Campus Counsel at UC Irvine. She advises the Chancellor, Provost, Vice Chancellors and Deans with respect to a broad range of legal issues, including constitutional law, intellectual property, real estate, gifts, academic affairs and discrimination. Before joining the University, Ms. Penfil was a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where her practice focused on intellectual property litigation at the trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Penfil earned her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Southern California, where she served on the Southern California Law Review, and her A.B. from Wellesley College. Los Angeles Magazine has named Ms. Penfil one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County and one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Southern California.