Reeya Thakrar

Associate

Overview

Reeya Thakrar counsels clients on technology transactions, privacy and intellectual property matters.

Reeya has experience drafting and reviewing agreements related to information technology, software licenses, SaaS/cloud services, outsourcing, joint development ventures, consulting, system integration and terms of use. She also performs intellectual property and information technology due diligence for M&A transactions, and advises clients on patent law and intellectual property strategy. 

Reeya counsels clients on matters related to data security and data privacy, including drafting and implementing data security and privacy policies, document retention policies, device usage policies, and mobile application policies. She has experience identifying privacy and security risks to assist clients in developing comprehensive information governance programs and incident response plans. Reeya has also worked with forensics teams to investigate data breaches and respond in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. She has also advised clients on international data transfer issues and has drafted applicable agreements and provisions to ensure compliance with international laws.

Reeya also has litigation experience, which includes successfully representing a software company in a breach of contract action and defending a global electronics company and a commercial and home appliance company in complex patent infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware, respectively. She has been involved in many aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, responding to written discovery, working with technical experts and witnesses, and drafting post-trial motions.

Before attending law school, Reeya worked as a technology strategy consultant with a multinational information technology corporation for over three years, primarily assisting utilities in the electric industry. She was a summer associate at the firm before joining full-time.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

University of Texas School of Law
J.D. Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal - Chief Articles Editor (2016)

University of Texas
B.S. (2009)

Reeya Thakrar Named a Rising Star by the National Immigrant Justice Center

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Immigrant Justice Center – Represented multiple clients in asylum cases
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic / Chicago Volunteer Legal Services – Represented multiple clients in domestic violence and family law matters
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts – Advised local artists on copyright and trademark matters

Professional Associations

  • South Asian Bar Association – Chicago Chapter

Civic Activities

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Chicago) – Associate Board, 2018-present
  • Working in the Schools (WITS) Mentoring Program – Volunteer

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Associates Committee; Chicago Pro Bono Committee

Honors

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