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Somya Kaushik

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Somya Kaushik is an experienced commercial, IP and data privacy litigator and transactional lawyer in Portland, Oregon. Kaushik represents both large and small businesses in pre-litigation and litigation matters, ranging from copyright and trademark infringement matters to complex data privacy and licensing deals.

Before moving to Portland in 2018, Kaushik practiced litigation in New York where she represented clients in healthcare, technology and IP cases in federal and state court, including appeals in the Appellate Division First Judicial Department. Kaushik has settled million-dollar cases and tried complex matters before juries in federal and state court, and continues to sharpen her legal skills here in Portland.

Kaushik has also represented clients in notable pro-bono matters including a pro-bono client in a 75-count superseding indictment in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, charging alleged members and associates of the Outlaw Gangsta Crips (OGC), and a large USPTO trademark infringement matter brought against her client Cascade Armory LLC by Under Armour Inc.

Along with practicing law, Kaushik founded EsqMe, Inc., a legal technology company aimed at helping lawyers practice law more efficiently and cost effectively. Her firsthand experience as CEO gives her a unique perspective and advantage when representing clients in the innovation, IP, technology and entrepreneurial space.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property 30%
  • Data Privacy, Healthcare and Technology 30%
  • IP and Commercial Litigation 40%

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2020
  • New York, 2014

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Harvard University - HBX
    • Business Entrepreneurship - 2019
  • The George Washington University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology and Political Science
  • The London School of Economics
    • Major: International Law and Human Rights Law

Published Works

  • Author, COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide, March 2020
  • Contributor, “Legal Technology,” High Performance Counsel, May 2018
  • Featured, More than an Esquire, May 2018
  • Featured, “How Lawyers Work,” the Lawyerist, January 2018
  • Interview, “Legal Technology,” Evolve the Law, September 2017
  • Featured, the American Bar Association and Law Technology Today, September 2017
  • Interview, “Gender and the Law,” Forbes Legal Marketplace Council, August 2017
  • Featured, “The Change in Law with Technology,” Reinventing Professionals, December 2017
  • Featured, The Happy Lawyer Project, July 2017
  • Featured, The Nothing Ventured Club, August 2017
  • Published, “Arbitration in India: The Internal Challenges, India as an International Arbitration Destination, and the Risk Analysis for Foreign Investors,” May 2013

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Data Privacy Forum, Lewis & Clark Law School, January 2020
  • Panelist, “Contracts Drafting and Negotiation”, Lewis & Clark Law School, September 2019
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property 101”, WeWork Portland, Oregon, August 2019
  • Speaker, “Entrepreneurship and Leadership as a Lawyer,” Dominate Law, Canada, August 2018
  • Speaker, The Gen Why Lawyer, June 2018
  • Panelist, “Business and Entrepreneurship,” New York Law School, May 2018
  • Speaker, “How Technology is Empowering Clients and Revolutionizing the Economics and Cultural Paradigm of the Legal Practice,” Legal Week NYC, January 2018
  • Speaker, “6 Things Every First-Time Entrepreneur Should Know” MIT Executive MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Division, December 2017
  • Speaker, “Entrepreneurship in Regulated Industries,” The George Washington University MBA Entrepreneurship Roundtable, November 2017
  • Panelist, “Women in Law,” The Legal Geek Conference London, UK, October 2017
  • Panelist, “Legal Technology’s Effect on the Practice of Law,” The South Asian Bar Association Annual Conference Washington, D.C., July 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, “Leadership and Entrepreneurship: 20 Essential Heuristics to Success as a New Entrepreneur,” Claremont Colleges, March 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OSB Intellectual Property Executive Committee, Member, 2020 to Present
  • ABA YLD, Liaison, 2020 to Present
  • SABA YLD Committee, Member, 2020 to Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Oregon, President, 2019 to Present
  • Commit2Change, Member, 2016 to Present
  • New York Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, Director, 2015 to Present
  • EsqMe, Inc., Founder, 2014 to Present

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
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