Reeya Thakrar counsels clients on technology transactions 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 for websites and mobile apps. 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 has experience identifying privacy and security risks to clients in connection with such transactions and counseling clients to mitigate the related legal risks. Reeya has also worked with forensics teams to investigate data breaches and respond in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Reeya’s litigation experience includes successfully representing a software company in a breach of contract action, as well as 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 Faegre Drinker full-time.

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


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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

The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. (2009)

Insights & Events

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


  • Chambers USA — Illinois, Technology & Outsourcing, "Associates to Watch," 2022-23
  • National Immigrant Justice Center — Rising Star Award, 2020
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