Kritika Bharadwaj is experienced in the commercial and legal aspects that span the life cycle of a business offering—from the inception of a concept to commercialization of the product or service. She regularly represents small to large corporate clients across industries, including technology, life sciences and finance, in complex commercial and technology transactions. These transactions involve various aspects of development, licensing, and transfer of technology and provision of services. She helps businesses evaluate legal risks in such arrangements, and structures and negotiates the underlying contracts. She also advises on data protection and privacy related matters.
In the sphere of transactions, Kritika regularly represents buyers and sellers in strategic alliances such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. She also engages with emerging technology and life sciences companies to counsel them on matters pertaining to formation, corporate governance, and raising capital. In this regard, she has experience managing venture capital financing transactions for both early stage investors and growth companies. She also assists with private fund formations.
Additionally, Kritika helps businesses develop their brands by advising on trademark selection and enforcement strategies. She has represented corporations across industries such as technology, financial services, fashion, sports, publication and pharma. She has also advised on trademark licensing and brand collaboration agreements involving various products, services and celebrities.
Kritika is dual-qualified to practice in New York and India, and regularly takes on matters involving both countries. She enjoys maintaining strong ties to the South Asian legal and business communities through participating in bar associations, as well as mentoring young lawyers and entrepreneurs from India. Kritika is fluent in English and Hindi.
Structured a complex master services agreement for intelligent demand planning and smart pricing software services through multiple modes of deployment
Structured and documented a trademark and data license agreement on behalf of a financial information services provider with crypto index funds
Handled trademark prosecution, enforcement, and advising on trademark acquisition strategy in relation to acquisition of banks and financial institutions by a large regional bank
Structured and negotiated agreements for an online education content provider, including in relation to development and licensing of content, manufacture, procurement, marketing and distribution of devices and platforms comprising the proprietary content, and a wide range of software license and royalty agreements with schools, students and resellers
Advised a U.S.-based innovative bio-pharma company in relation to its purchase of significant equity stake in an Indian drug development company, and negotiating a collaboration agreement for drug design and development
Counseled India's leading developer of power transmission systems in its acquisition of minority stake in a U.S.-based drone solutions provider
Advised a supply chain finance company, and a cancer drug research company, among others, in connection with their Seed Series financing
Advised a clinical data management and clinical programming solutions provider in connection with its acquisition by a global healthcare solutions provider
Advised venture capital funds in connection with several Series A and Series B foreign investments into emerging technology and e-commerce companies in India
Negotiated complex outsourcing contracts for technical research services by a business process outsourcing company
Received a BNA/ABA Young IP Lawyer Writing Award for article titled "Internet Surveys in Trademark Litigation: Option A—Yes, Option B—No." published in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 2011
Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta, Full Time Volunteer, 2015
Pratham USA, Pro Bono Legal Services