Sarita Venkat is the VP & Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation and Competition at Cisco. She previously managed complex, high profile patent and commercial litigations worldwide at Apple.
She has also held in-house positions at ServiceNow and Abbott Laboratories Inc. managing transactions and litigation. She is a registered patent attorney, has a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is a Board member of the South Asian Bar Association – Northern California and World Arts West. She has been named one of Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law, a Corporate IP Star by Managing IP and has been presented with the Corporate Counsel award by the South Asian Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Illinois, California, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sarita is the co-creator of the Heels of Justice podcast along with Katherine Minarik, which celebrates trailblazing women in law.