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Siddartha Rao

Siddartha Rao

Rao Law Group

New York
New York
Licensed in
University of Texas School of Law
Siddartha Rao graduated from University of Texas Law School where he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and a member of the Order of Barristers. He also has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Middlebury College.

Rao developed expertise in data privacy, technology, and intellectual property law, beginning his practice in banking and complex commercial litigation at a law firm, and later working in-house counsel at a publicly traded global software company. Following this, Rao litigated a heavily reported trademark case over trademark rights in the word "Mormon."

Currently, Rao Law Group counsels clients from startups
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Work History

Rao Law Group

Founding Attorney

Feb 2014 - Present

I am the managing attorney of Rao Law Group, a technology-focused business law firm focusing on complex commercial litigation, data privacy, and corporate counseling for startups and small businesses. Last year we litigated a heavily reported federal case against the Mormon Church concerning trademark rights in the word "Mormon."

Feb 2014 - Present

Guidance Software, Inc.

Assistant General Counsel

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

Guidance is a leader in digital forensics, security, and incident response. At Guidance, I worked as a subject matter consultant on issues including electronic evidence discovery, data privacy, cyber-security, and records retention. I also counseled corporate law departments and other clients in the US, Canada, UK, and EMEA on issues, including cybersecurity, data privacy, and investigations.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP

Commercial Litigation Associate

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

ZEK is a fifty-member boutique commercial litigation law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation for entrepreneurs, businesses, and large institutional clients. At ZEK, I represented numerous clients-from entrepreneurs to the largest financial institutions in the world-in complex commercial and civil litigation as well as provided guidance in compliance and litigation risk management.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

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