Maynard Cooper & Gale is proud to announce Sasha Rao, Partner and Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property Practice, has been named one of Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers in California for 2019. The Daily Journal’s annual Top Woman Lawyer list recognizes California women attorneys who have had a significant impact on the practice of law. Honorees are chosen by the DJ editors from hundreds of nominations submitted statewide.
Sasha is a seasoned intellectual property lawyer with an established record of success for some of the world’s leading companies. Sasha regularly leads intellectual property and commercial litigation for her clients, including cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes. Sasha also advises clients on corporate, transactional, policy and regulatory matters, including IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technologies has led to her being recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the emerging ﬁeld of autonomy and robotics systems, including autonomous vehicles, drones, and UAVs, urban air mobility, and connected and artificially intelligent systems.
Other awards received by Sasha include 2019 Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and recognition from Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property (2018 and 2019). Her success and talents in the IP ﬁeld have also earned her recognition by The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Litigation: Intellectual Property for 2017-2019. The Recorder has recognized her as one of the “Women Leaders in Tech Law” four times (2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018). Sasha was also recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing IP magazine (2013–2018); one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by IP Stars (2013–2018).