MALAVIKA (MOLLY) RAO
Associate
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MALAVIKA (MOLLY) RAO Associate
Molly Rao advises on commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and international arbitration.  Molly has extensive experience representing companies in all phases of federal litigations, including trials and appeals.  She has substantial experience preparing for numerous depositions and federal court hearings and has experience taking and defending depositions of present and former company employees.  Overall, her past academic and professional experiences allow her to effectively handle a broad range of technologies and issues in cases.

Molly has experience handling patent litigation matters in federal actions, including representation of multinational generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the following cases:

Intellectual Property

  • Forest Laboratories, LLC v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-1504-SLR (D. Del.) (asenapine maleate)

  • AstraZeneca AB et al. v. Lupin Limited, Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-6092 (D.N.J.) (esomeprazole)

  • Kowa Company, Ltd. V. Lupin Limited, Civil Action No. 15-cv-3935 (S.D.N.Y) (pitavastatin)

International Arbitration

As part of the team representing HOCHTIEF, a major construction company, Molly assisted in an arbitration against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  Molly assisted on briefing related to the annulment proceeding.

Pro Bono

Molly has worked on several pro bono matters. She successfully handled drafting an appeal on behalf of the Corporation Counsel of New York, which was unanimously affirmed by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. Molly also actively works with the organization HerJustice to help navigate women through the legal system to obtain orders of protection and/or judgments of divorce.

South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), Women’s Committee Chair, 2017–2018.

About

Molly Rao advises on commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and international arbitration.  Molly has extensive experience representing companies in all phases of federal litigations, including trials and appeals.  She has substantial experience preparing for numerous depositions and federal court hearings and has experience taking and defending depositions of present and former company employees.  Overall, her past academic and professional experiences allow her to effectively handle a broad range of technologies and issues in cases.

Experience

Molly has experience handling patent litigation matters in federal actions, including representation of multinational generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the following cases:

Intellectual Property

  • Forest Laboratories, LLC v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-1504-SLR (D. Del.) (asenapine maleate)

  • AstraZeneca AB et al. v. Lupin Limited, Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-6092 (D.N.J.) (esomeprazole)

  • Kowa Company, Ltd. V. Lupin Limited, Civil Action No. 15-cv-3935 (S.D.N.Y) (pitavastatin)

International Arbitration

As part of the team representing HOCHTIEF, a major construction company, Molly assisted in an arbitration against the Republic of Argentina before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  Molly assisted on briefing related to the annulment proceeding.

Pro Bono

Molly has worked on several pro bono matters. She successfully handled drafting an appeal on behalf of the Corporation Counsel of New York, which was unanimously affirmed by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. Molly also actively works with the organization HerJustice to help navigate women through the legal system to obtain orders of protection and/or judgments of divorce.

Memberships

South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), Women’s Committee Chair, 2017–2018.

Speaking Engagements
Publications
December 2016 | Books
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed. 2016)
November 2015 | Books
Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition (2015)