Sonal Mehta

Sonal N. Mehta is a trial lawyer representing many of the world’s leading technology and life sciences companies in high-stakes patent and technology disputes across a wide range of industries.

Ms. Mehta has been recognized as a leader in legal and technology circles by publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Law360, the Daily Journal, The Recorder, among others. Ms. Mehta was recently named as Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 San Francisco Attorney of the Year, and has been recognized in Chambers USA with sources describing her as “fantastic and is the full package – a terrific lawyer and a brilliant person.”

Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Mehta is the president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern District of California’s Practice Program and on the Northern District of California’s Patent Local Rules Attorney Advisory Committee. In 2019, she was selected for a three-year term as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council. Ms. Mehta regularly presents programs on patent litigation at Federal Judicial Center workshops for federal district and magistrate judges, and is a frequent speaker on patent litigation topics.  

Ms. Mehta has a special interest in training and mentoring the next generation of lawyers. Since 2011, Ms. Mehta has taught Patent Litigation at her alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law. She regularly serves as guest faculty for the Stanford Trial Advocacy Clinic and for litigation practice courses at UC Berkeley School of Law. 

Education

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley (1998)
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2002)