Gordon G. Kirsten, II

Gordon G. Kirsten, II

Special Counsel


1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9538


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Gordon Kirsten has been advising tech companies for more than fifteen years. His practice has an emphasis in the areas of information technology, intellectual property law, open source software, data licensing, cybersecurity, and privacy law, and includes counseling clients and negotiating a broad range of business relationships and contracts in these areas. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Star list.


  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1999)
    magna cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin (Master of Science, Bacteriology, 1995)
  • University of Wisconsin (BS in Biochemistry, 1993)


  • Kansas (2007)
  • Wisconsin (2003)
Relevant Experience

Associate – von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI, 2003-2006 Associate – Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, Minneapolis, MN, 1999-2003

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List Rising Star, 2008, 2011 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • Wisconsin Bar Association


  • Cybersecurity: The Evolving Threat and Legal Landscape (Kansas Bar Association, Annual "Slam Dunk" CLE)


  • Addressing and Mitigating Your Company’s Cyber Liability (Foulston Siefkin, Senior Technology Conference: Cybersecurity)


  • Assigning Rights and Responsibilities in Clinical Trials - Anatomy of a Clinical Trial Agreement (Foulston Siefkin Regional Bioscience Law Conference)


  • Intellectual Property (Practical Entrepreneur Training Tools Workshop for WSU Center for Entrepreneurship)


  • How electronic communication is currently being used in legal and business settings (Kansas Ethics Seminar)