Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal is a litigator who has handled many high-profile complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trade secret, breach of contract, antitrust, copyright and other commercial matters. Over the course of her career, Ms. Sankoorikal has advised companies on a variety of matters and disputes, including Alarm.com, American Outdoor Brands, IBM, Qualcomm, Vannin Capital and Warner Brothers Records, among others. Prior to joining Levine Lee, Ms. Sankoorikal was a partner for ten years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
She has received numerous awards and honors, including: the National Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award of the TriState Area (2016); The Legal 500 United States’ recommendation for patent litigation work (2015); the Asian American Business Development Center’s “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” (2015); Leaders League Innovation – Technology & Intellectual Property Report recognition (2014 & 2015); as a “Rising Star” (2013) by both the New York Law Journal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA); and as one of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” (2012).
Ms. Sankoorikal is a Fellow of the Yale Science & Engineering Association. She also serves on the Regional Board (New York) of CollegeSpring and is a member of the Board of Directors of NYC Outward Bound Schools. She is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and previously served on AABANY’s Board of Directors. Ms. Sankoorikal was named a 2015 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).
Ms. Sankoorikal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Law Review, Editorial Board) and Yale University (B.S., cum laude (double major: Chemistry and Sociology)).