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Senior Commercial Litigator Joins Covington

April 4, 2019

NEW YORKTeena Sankoorikal has joined Covington as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice in New York.

Ms. Sankoorikal is a commercial litigator who has handled many high-profile, complex civil cases in the areas of patent, trade secret, copyright, and other intellectual property disputes,  business torts, antitrust, breach of contract, and fraud. Over the course of her career, Ms. Sankoorikal has handled matters for clients such as Alarm.com, American Outdoor Brands, IBM, Qualcomm, Vannin Capital and Warner Brothers Records.

Ms. Sankoorikal was named a “Rising Star” by both the New York Law Journal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. In 2015, she was named among the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center, and in 2016, she received the National Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award for the Tri-State Area.

“Adding an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial commercial litigator like Teena increases the breadth and depth of our already-strong New York disputes practice,” said John Hall, chair of Covington’s global Litigation Practice. “We are excited to be able to add such an accomplished, high-quality senior litigator in the prime of her career.”

“Covington presents me with an environment in which my career can flourish,” said Ms. Sankoorikal. “The firm’s culture of collaboration and teamwork as well as its broad commercial litigation practice are highly attractive, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in New York and across the firm.”

Ms. Sankoorikal received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Research Editor for the Law Review. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Sociology.

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