SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The Recorder, California’s leading news and analysis publication at the global crossroads of the legal, business, and technology trends, has released its 2016 edition of “Women Leaders in Tech Law,” a list which features four Indian Americans.
Sonali Maitra, Sonal Mehta, Kalpana Srinivasan and Sarita Venkat were all selected for the 2016 edition, which showcases 65 California-based attorneys, all of whom were selected from a pool of more than 100 nominations.
Selected by a group of editors from The Recorder, the list seeks to recognize the achievements of lawyers from all practice areas whose work is focused on tech companies and issues. The women selected “handle game-changing, law-shaping, market-moving work in and around the technology sector,” the publication said in a release.
Some are leaders of law firms, others are trial attorneys, litigators and in-house counsel. A few even serve at the highest levels of academia and government, the release said.
Maitra and Mehta are both lawyers at San Francisco-based Durie Tangri.
Maitra has served as the lead trial counsel for some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies, according to her bio. She has experience with patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, class action, video game and privacy litigation.
A graduate of Stanford University, she received her bachelor’s in economics and mathematics, ultimately earning her law degree from the prestigious Columbia Law School.
According to Mehta’s bio, she has litigated high-stakes patent and technology disputes on behalf of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 50 in various industries. This in addition to her experience in the trial and appellate process at the federal, state and bench levels.
Mehta earned both her bachelor’s and law degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Srinivasan is an attorney for Susman Godfrey LLP, based in the Los Angeles branch.
She tries high-stakes cases plaintiffs and defendants in courtrooms across the country, according to her company bio. In her career, Srinivasan has secured significant victories for her clients in the fields of patent, antitrust, copyright, class-action and contract against major companies, it said.
Regarded as one of the nation’s best and brightest attorneys by multiple publications, Srinivasan was previously a reporter for The Associated Press where she covered national media and telecommunications policy.
She received her bachelor’s from Yale University, where she double-majored in comparative literature and the university’s program in ethics, politics and economics. Srinivasan moved on to earn her law degree from Stanford Law School.
Venkat serves as a senior litigation consultant for Apple Computer.
Her career as a litigator has been focused solely on intellectual property and expanded into commercial litigation, according to her LinkedIn profile. This in addition to the management she has provided of high profile patent and commercial litigations in the U.S. and worldwide, including privacy, class action and contract.
Venkat also works to empower women in the intellectual property field with her leadership roles at ChIPs, and is a recognized in-house attorney by the South Asian Bar and Managing IP publications.
The honorees will be featured in a special issue of The Recorder scheduled to publish Sept. 26 as well as during a Sept. 29 reception in San Francisco.