Before joining the firm, Ms. Banthia served as a law clerk at the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel, working on issues of intellectual property, regulatory compliance, contractual relations, as well as a range of litigation matters. She has also worked at a local patent prosecution firm on patents related to medical devices, gene sequences, and agricultural inventions. In addition, during law school, she worked as a Student Advocate for nearly two years, representing and defending students accused of misconduct on campus such as plagiarism, academic dishonesty, dormitory violations, as well as sexual harassment and sexual assault. During her 1L summer, Ms. Banthia served as a judicial extern to then-Chief Judge Michael Davis in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Ms. Banthia’s practice focuses on medical device, products liability defense, and other complex litigation. Ms. Banthia is a member of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Young Lawyers Group. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota.
•Dean’s List, University of Minnesota Law School (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
•University of Minnesota Public Service Award
•Ramsey County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship
•Establishing an International Climate Court, 34 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. (2019) (forthcoming).
•CLE: Litigating Hate Crimes, Minnesota Conference Center, Minneapolis, MN (Dec. 6, 2017).
•Biosimilars: Countering Shortages of Biotherapies in a Global and Local Context, 57 IDEA: J. FRANKLIN PIERCE FOR INTELL. PROP. (2017).
•Neglected Diseases: How Intellectual Property Can Incentivize New Treatment, 16 CHI.-KENT J. INTELL. PROP. 241(2016), available at http://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/ckjip/vol16/iss1/10.
•Pete Goss & Vinita Banthia, CLE: Cybersecurity and Medical Devices, MSBA Food, Drug and Device Section (Nov. 30, 2016).
•Note, Biosimilar Regulation: Bringing the U.S. Up to Speed with Other Markets, 16 MINN. J. L. SCI. & TECH. (2015).
•The International Biologics Landscape: Providing New Meaning for the Doha Declaration, MID-ATLANTIC L. & SOC’Y ASSOC., John Day College of Criminal Justice, New York City, NY (Oct. 10, 2015).
•Vinita Banthia & Amarachi Ihejirika, Environmental Justice in Regional Transportation Plans, ASSOC. L., PROPERTY, SOC’Y, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA (May 2, 2015).
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