Maya’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a focus on patent, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation.
Maya advises companies and organizations on how to protect their valuable intellectual property rights. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property disputes and has significant experience planning, coordinating and executing the defense of complex litigation involving multiple defendants and jurisdictions.
When allegations of infringement arise, or when clients believe that their patent, trade secret or other IP rights have been infringed, Maya collaborates with clients to analyze the situation, assess the extent of potential infringement or damages, and to develop and implement an effective response.
In addition to litigation, and when appropriate, Maya investigates and recommends alternative approaches to dispute resolution, including settlements and negotiation of licenses.
Maya represents clients from numerous industries, with an emphasis on the technology sector, including 3D printing. She has litigated cases involving hearing aid technology, cable television technology, electronic payment technology and other technologies. Maya also has achieved client victories in product liability, class action and slavery reparations litigation, and regularly represents parents on a pro bono basis in international child abduction cases.
In 2001, she served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Over the course of her legal career, Maya has received numerous honors from various organizations and publications, including the American Inns of Court, the Virginia State Bar, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Virginia Business Magazine.
Maya is the former head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, sits on the firm’s Associates Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Richmond office’s Pro Bono Committee.
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