Daily Journal Names Indian Origin Neel Chatterjee and Koray Bulut Top Trade Secrets Lawyers
The Daily Journal highlighted Chatterjee’s work representing LG Ads (formerly Alphonso) in a lawsuit against a rival following a failed agreement in which the rival obtained proprietary information.
Also represented a rival who is former Google star engineer Anthony Levandowski in the negotiation of a settlement agreement regarding an indemnity dispute.
Neel Chatterjee Specializes In Tech Driven Litigation
- Neel is a partner at Goodwin Proctor and specializes in complex technology-driven litigation.
- He has represented LinkedIn, eBay, Logitech, Nvidia, Oracle, Amazon, and others.
- Neel founded the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair which is one of the preeminent job fairs for diverse law students. Read Him In Short Visual Story
The Annual California Award Highlights
- Daily Journal has named partners Neel Chatterjee and Koray Bulut as Top Trade Secrets Lawyers for 2022.
- The annual award recognizes California-based lawyers on the cutting edge of trade secrets law.
- This is the second year in a row they have won this award from Daily Journal.
- Neel Chatterjee was named by Daily Journal as the Top Labor & Employment Lawyer from 2020 through 2022.
- He also serves as co-chair of Pride@Goodwin, committed to recruiting, retaining, and advancing LGBTQ talent.
- In 2005, he founded the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair.
Neel Chatterjee – Who Is he?
Based in Goodwin’s Silicon Valley office, Neel Chatterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Neel Chatterjee Journey
Neel Chatterjee becoming a Technology Lawyer may be ingrained in Chatterjee’s DNA.
His mother, a teacher, a principal, and finally an assistant superintendent, initiated the practice of requesting technology companies to donate out-of-date computers to schools in Silicon Valley.
His grandfather was a professor of physics in India.
His father was an engineer who immigrated to the Bay Area in the early 1970s and worked on designing one of the first supercomputers there.
The now-52-year-old Chatterjee was born and nurtured in Silicon Valley, a region known for its inventiveness.
I don’t know what I want to do with my life, but I want to be on the cutting edge of things, he recalled saying to his father when he was a small child. “I want to do something that hasn’t been done before in the world”.
He has a proven track record of wins in high-profile, challenging cases, and has represented some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies in globally followed disputes.
This is the second year in a row that Neel Chatterjee has won this award from Daily Journal.
In addition to a host of other accolades, he was chosen for inclusion in the Legal 500 in 2021 and 2022 and has received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent and Trade Secrets Law.
Chatterjee was honored by Chambers USA, Global, and 2021–2022 in the categories of Intellectual Property: Patent and Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, respectively.
He started one of the most well-known employment fairs for the legal sector, the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, in 2005.
The Daily Journal highlighted Bulut’s work defending Step Mobile, a California-based banking app startup, against claims of trade secrets and Synergy One Lending, a mortgage company, in a dispute over the usage of sensitive information with another mortgage company.
He has nearly two decades of experience representing Bay Area technology companies on a wide variety of issues, including wage and benefit reform and job security for many of the region’s leading tech companies.
The Daily Journal has also named Koray J Bulut and has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2020 to 2022.
He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Employment Law for 2023 and Trade Secrets and Shareholder Activism by the Legal 500.
Koray J. Bulut is a partner in Goodwin’s Employment practice and a leader of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility + Non-Competes group.
He is experienced in litigating cases in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
In addition to his legal work, Bulut is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee.
He also holds the position of co-chair of Pride@Goodwin, an organization dedicated to attracting, keeping, and growing LGBTQ talent and fostering an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere within the company.