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Background

Dalia Kothari is an associate in the litigation group of Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office and was previously a summer associate of the firm. Her practice focuses on patent litigation and commercial litigation in a variety of industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Ms. Kothari has assisted in enforcing trademark protection in litigation involving retail clothing. In addition, she has experience with pleadings, fact discovery, expert discovery, depositions, claim construction, and summary judgment, and has experience litigating in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Fish, Ms. Kothari served as a Civil Division Law Clerk at the United States Attorney’s office. While in this position, she drafted jurisdiction, procedural history, and statement of case sections for a Ninth Circuit briefs, researched legal issues and drafted memoranda, and observed voir dire, trials, depositions, and early neutral evaluations. She also worked as a legal extern in a pro bono program in which she helped clients apply for asylum and green cards.

During her undergraduate years, Ms. Kothari was a research fellow in immunology research and neurobiology and law research.

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School 2014
Senior Editor and Notes Committee Member, Stanford Law Review; Associate Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review


B.S., California Institute of Technology 2011
Biology
Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Immunology and Neurobiology and Law Research
with honors

Admissions

  • California 2014
  • Arizona 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Other Distinctions

Publications
"Communicating with Vegetative State Patients: The Role of Neuroimaging in American Disability Law," 66 STANFORD L. REV. 1451 (2014).