Amisha R. Patel

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

Amisha R. Patel is a litigator in the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and concentrates her practice on high-stakes business litigation, class action defense, antitrust, and intellectual property matters. 

Amisha has experience at all stages of litigation--including drafting pleadings and motions, successfully arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and preparing for trial.  She has represented clients in state and federal courts, and before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities.

Amisha also teaches as an adjunct professor in the Scholarly Writing Program at The George Washington University Law School.

During law school, Amisha participated in The George Washington University Law School’s Immigration Clinic, where she successfully argued an affirmative asylum case and secured adjustment of status for an immigrant spouse in removal proceedings.  Prior to law school, Amisha was a litigation case manager at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

  • Amisha's representative engagements include the following:

    • Representing the National Basketball Players Association in litigation against its former Executive Director, Billy Hunter, and advising the NBPA on various legal, business, and policy matters.
    • Represented Microsoft Corp. in antitrust litigation in California state court and British Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other foreign competition authorities.
    • Represented Boiron Inc. and a retail drug manufacturer against several state and federal consumer class actions alleging false advertising and fraud.
    • Represented Carnegie Melon University in appellate proceedings to uphold an unprecedented patent infringement jury verdict and award against Marvel Technology Group, Ltd.
    • Represented Harman International Industries in appellate proceedings regarding a dispute concerning vision-based automotive alert systems, which provide forward collision and lane departure warnings to drivers.
    • Represented Apple Inc. in appellate proceedings from the U.S. International Trade Commission in the “Smartphone Wars,” concerning the validity and infringement of patents related to portable communications devices, including touchscreen technology.  
    • Represented Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. in several nationwide lawsuits concerning industry-wide pricing practices, allegations of fraud, and violations of the False Claims Act and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

    Amisha's pro-bono participation includes:

    • Co-authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of undergraduate and graduate student organizations of the University of California in support of the University of Texas in Fisher v. University of Texas.
    • Assisted a client obtain immigration relief under the Violence Against Women Act.
    • Co-authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition for certiorari regarding the retroactive applicability of the ineffective assistance of counsel defense for immigrants in the aftermath of Padilla v. Kentucky.
    • Secured a favorable settlement for a tenant facing eviction proceedings in D.C. Superior Court.

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