Sandhya Mehta, Attorney

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Sandhya Mehta is a founding Partner in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office. She advises Fortune 50 and smaller U.S. companies with regard to commercial and technology transactions. Ms. Mehta's clients also include several Indian companies, including very well-known household names and smaller companies: seeking advice related to the U.S. for their respective acquisitions, commercial transactions, U.S. government contracting, and significant IP infringement matters. Industries represented in these matters are: aerospace, defense, automotive, medical device, genomics and IT consulting industries, among others.

Ms. Mehta is an experienced attorney in the U.S. and India, with extensive transactional and litigation experience, as outside counsel as well as in-house attorney. These qualifications and experience enable her to give strategic advice to U.S. companies with regard to doing business in India, as well as Indian companies with regard to the impact of U.S. law on their activities.

U.S. Experience: Ms. Mehta worked with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges as a corporate associate, advising in the fields of general corporate law, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, equipment leasing and project finance. In 2000, she joined the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as in-house attorney for technology and corporate transactions. She was part of the team that managed MetLife's acquisition from Citigroup of Travelers Life & Annuity and Citigroup's international insurance businesses. During 2006 2009, she was Of Counsel in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington, D.C. Office, doing a range of technology and other transactional work, in addition to creating and leading the firm's India practice.

India Background: Ms. Mehta did transactional and litigation matters in India, the latter including matters before district courts, the High Court (the intermediate level court) of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. Her work included participation in a landmark securities matter before the Supreme Court of India, appearances before the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Tribunal, several bank litigation matters, landlord tenant matters and family law matters.

Other Points of Interest: At various points in her career, Ms. Mehta has hosted a cable news show for the South Asian community with viewership in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, translated for the BBC's Hindi service, and anchored news for All India Radio. She is a co-founder of the "Jaipur Foot" organization in the United States, which provides artificial legs and rehabilitative assistance to individuals worldwide.

Although her first language is Hindi, she is conversant in Urdu, Punjabi and Rajasthani (Marwari), and has studied Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.

Speaking Engagements

                Biosimilars - Patent and FDA Issues, International Technology Law Association conference, Gurgaon,

India, February 2009

        Outsourcing in the Health-care Sector, conference on "U.S. and India: Doing Business in Today's Economy," organized by the U.S.-India Business Council, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Practising Law Institute (PLI) and Bar Association of India, New Delhi, India, January 2009

        Taming the Intellectual Property Beast: Views from India and China, seminar in Nashville, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and Birmingham, Alabama, May October 2008

        Highlights of Indian Law Regarding Patents and Clinical Trials, annual conference of Global Alliance of Indian Biomedical Professionals, Rockville, Maryland, June 2008.

        Key Issues in U.S. Health Care Transactions, International Technology Law Association conference, Mumbai, India, February 2008.

        Commercial Dispute Resolution, Enforcing Commercial Rights and Litigation in India Use of Mediation and Arbitration, conference on Legal, Tax and Financial Strategies for Structuring Investments in India by Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars, New York, New York, April 2007.

        Chair Telecom and New Media panel, International Technology Law Association conference, Bangalore, India, February 2007.

        IT Contracts: Universal Stumbling Blocks, LawAsia conference, Goa, India, September 2006.

 

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  • Co-anchor for cable news-magazine for South-Asian community in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  News-anchor for All India Radio.  Translator for BBC, London.  Child anchor for Indian national television.
  • Co-founder of "Jaipur Foot" organization in the United States, supporting provision of artificial legs and rehabilitative assistance.
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