Sapna W. Palla

  • Adjunct Professor


BBA, magna cum laude, Pace University. 
J.D, summa cum laude, Pace University School of Law

Sapna W. Palla is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department in the New York office of Wiggin and Dana LLP.  Ms. Palla was previously with the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP. Ms. Palla is an experienced litigator representing clients in a variety of litigation matters including intellectual property, related antitrust issues, bankruptcy and complex business and commercial issues. In the intellectual property area, Ms. Palla’s practice encompasses an array of technologies including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and drug delivery systems with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigations. Ms. Palla also counsels clients regarding U.S. patent law, by providing them with infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, and conducting patent due diligence. She also has experience in issues related to Asian patent law with a focus on China and India. In the complex business and commercial area, Ms. Palla’s practice includes commercial litigation in all phases of federal and state litigation in areas such as securities, fraud and contracts, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Ms. Palla practices before both state and federal courts, including appeals to the Federal Circuit, and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Ms. Palla is committed to pro bono legal services. In 2008, she was honored by the Pennsylvania Capital Representative Project for extraordinary efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania’s death row inmates. In 2001, she received the Legal Aid Society award for Outstanding Pro Bono Representation.

Ms. Palla has a J.D, summa cum laude, from the Pace University School of Law and a BBA (International Management with a Pre-Medical Concentration), magna cum laude, from Pace University. She speaks three Indian languages (Hindi, Marathi and Telegu) and is conversant in French.