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Teena Sankoorikal is a commercial litigator who has handled many high-profile, complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes, including business torts, breach of contract, fraud, patent, trade secret, and copyright matters. In particular, she has advised multinational technology companies on a variety of business tort-related issues, ranging from fraudulent misrepresentation, to tortious interference, to unfair competition, among others.  Ms. Sankoorikal has advised companies on allegations of theft of trade secret information by former employees, board members, competitors, and business venture partners. She has represented technology companies in a variety of patent litigation matters, principally relating to high-tech patents. She has advised multinational companies on copyright issues relating to the alleged copying of software, relating to the illegal transmission of music via peer-to-peer file sharing software, and relating to the copying of confidential manuals. Among other companies, Ms. Sankoorikal has advised AB InBev, Alarm.com, American Outdoor Brands, GE, IBM, Lilly, McKesson, Qualcomm, Time Warner, UCB, Vivendi, and Warner Brothers Records.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Yale Science & Engineering Association
  • Selection Committee of the Don H. Liu Scholars Program
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York, Member and former Member of the Board of Directors (2013-2015)
  • 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • National Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award of the TriState Area (2016)
  • The Legal 500 US, Patent Litigation (2015)
  • Asian American Business Development Center’s “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” (2015)
  • New York Law Journal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association “Rising Star” (2013)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” (2012)