Awards and Rankings
October 7, 2021

Daily Journal Names Neel Chatterjee a Top Trade Secrets Lawyer in California


Daily Journal has named partner Neel Chatterjee a Top Trade Secrets Lawyer for 2021. The annual award recognizes California-based lawyers on the cutting edge of trade secrets law.

Praising Chatterjee as an “internationally recognized IP and general commercial litigator,” Daily Journal highlighted his work representing former Google star engineer Anthony Levandowski in a battle over autonomous vehicle trade secrets and an indemnity dispute as well as the Indian Institute of Technology in a long-running matter involving handheld device apps. Daily Journal also noted Chatterjee’s successful pro bono efforts on behalf of a civil rights group seeking to obtain body cam footage of police interactions with the local homeless population.

Based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, Chatterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He has a proven track record of wins in high profile hard-to-win technology cases, and has represented some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies in globally followed disputes.

Among numerous other honors, Chatterjee has previously been named an IP Vanguard by the California State Bar, a Lawyer of the Year in Trade Secrets Law by Best Lawyers, a Trailblazer West by The American Lawyer and an IP Trailblazer and Pioneer by National Law Journal. In 2005, he founded the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, one of the most successful career fairs for the legal industry. Chatterjee has been repeatedly recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in California for over a decade.