PARAG GHEEWALA

Partner
 
Technology Transactions
Intellectual Property
Consumer Regulatory & Privacy
Energy Innovation & Clean Technology
Global Outsourcing Transactions
Life Sciences
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

EXPERIENCE:

Parag Gheewala chairs the technology transactions practice in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The technology transactions practice specializes in domestic and international business transactions driven by the use or acquisition of rights in technology and intellectual property.

Parag has experience with a variety of transactions, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, and product research, development, licensing, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing relationships. In particular, Parag has extensive experience negotiating with Microsoft and other large companies. Parag also works closely with the firm's corporate attorneys on mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs, and venture capital investments to evaluate the technology and intellectual property rights involved and to structure the transfer and protection of those assets.

Parag oversees the Seattle office's attorney recruiting and hiring, and serves on the firm's Hiring, Education, and Career Development Committees.

Parag taught "Drafting Technology Contracts" at the University of Washington Law School from 2003 to 2007. While an undergraduate student, Parag worked as legislative liaison to the Washington state legislature, and served on the University of Washington Board of Regents.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
    Member, Moot Court Board
  • B.S., Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering and Public Policy), University of Washington
    Member, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society; Student Body President; Presidential Scholar
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Editorial Board Member, Washington Journal for Law, Technology, and the Arts
  • Advisory Board Member, Practical Law Company
HONORS:
  • Designated as a Certified Licensing Professional
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Washington CEO Magazine (2008)
  • Recognized in Washington Super Lawyers in 2011-2014, and as a "Rising Star" from 2003-2008
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Parag has lectured publicly on a variety of topics, including:

  • Law Firm Recruiting
  • Partnering in Difficult Economic Times
  • Role of Lawyers in the Contracting Process
  • Legal and Financial Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass-Based Biofuels
  • Legal Essentials for Startups
  • Challenges with Forming a New Venture
  • Top Traps for Entrepreneurs
  • Distributing Your Technology
  • Exploiting Your Technology
  • Intellectual Property in M&A Transactions
  • Co-Development Agreements
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of Washington

Contact Information

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone | 206-883-2513
Fax | 206-883-2699

Email | Parag Gheewalaparag@wsgr.com

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