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Kritika Bharadwaj

Partner

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Overview

Kritika Bharadwaj is a deal lawyer experienced in the legal aspects that span the life cycle of a business offering—from the inception of a concept to the development and commercialization of the product or service to sale and divestitures of businesses. She regularly represents small to large corporate clients across industries, including technology, life sciences, banking, finance, manufacturing, fashion and consumer products, in complex and strategic technology, corporate and commercial transactions. These transactions range from mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financing of companies that are driven by or reliant on technology, data, blockchain and digital assets, or intellectual property, to multiyear, multimillion dollar deals involving the development, licensing or provision of technology, intellectual property and related services. She helps businesses evaluate legal risks in such arrangements, and structures and negotiates the underlying deal terms. Kritika also regularly advises on telecom, data protection and privacy laws, as well as trademarks, brand protection and advertising matters.

Kritika is dual-qualified to practice in New York and India, and regularly takes on matters involving both countries. She maintains 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.

Experience

Represented a national association for automobile services in connection with various multi-million dollar strategic relationships related to acquisition of business critical technology and collaborations with member clubs

Represented a national retail clothing brand in its proposed acquisition of a business critical software for managing inventory and assortment

Represented one of the largest investment management companies in its negotiations with stock exchanges around the world for license to real-time stock exchange data

Advised a blockchain protocol based supply logistics company in connection with its corporate structuring

Represented a photo equipment retailer in negotiating a private label credit card loyalty program

Representing one of America’s largest national banks in connection with its agreements with media and advertising agencies

Structured and negotiated a complex master services agreement for intelligent demand planning and smart pricing software services through multiple modes of deployment

Structured and negotiated an equipment procurement, hosting and financing deal for the mining of Bitcoins by a private company

Handled trademark prosecution, enforcement, and advising on trademark acquisition strategy in relation to acquisition of banks and financial institutions by a large regional bank

Represented sellers of a marketing platform with tools to create sweepstakes, contests, and giveaways in the sale of its business

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

Represented 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

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Education and Credentials

Education
The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 2011
University Law College, Bangalore University, India, B.A.L. L.L.B., 2010
National Law School of India University, PDGIPRL, 2010
Admissions
State of New York
Republic of India
Affiliations
American Bar Association, India Committee, Vice-Chair of Programs, 2019
South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Panel of Mentors, 2019
South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey, Secretary, 2016
South Asian Bar Association of New York, Sponsorship Committee, Vice President, 2017; Gala Committee, 2016
Languages
Hindi

Recognition and Community

Recognition

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

Community

Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta, Full Time Volunteer, 2015

Pratham USA, Pro Bono Legal Services