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Sonali D. Maitra
B.A., Stanford University, Economics and Mathematics, 2000
J.D., Columbia Law School, 2006
Sonali draws from background that speaks to her interest in technology and intellectual property law. Between Stanford and Columbia Law School, Sonali worked as a Director at Floreat, Inc., the Silicon-Valley based embedded multimedia and communications software provider. Working in a senior position at a small company like Floreat gave Sonali an insight into the needs of the client from the client perspective.
Sonali has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, trade secret, electronic privacy, computer crime, copyright, trademark, and trade dress matters. She has familiarity with a wide range of technologies, including speech recognition, medical devices, insurance claims processing software, web design, and digital television technologies. And she has represented a number of clients in the video game industry regarding the scope of copyright, trade dress and trademark protections afforded to video games. In addition to her extensive experience in intellectual property law, she also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, employment disputes, and professional negligence. Sonali was identified as a Northern California Rising Star in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Sonali was an associate with Keker & Van Nest and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sidney Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She graduated as a Kent Scholar from Columbia Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and a teacher's assistant to Professor Michael Dorf. As an undergraduate at Stanford, Sonali earned degrees in Mathematics and Economics.