Keala counsels clients on obtaining, preserving and licensing intellectual property rights. Her patent experience is diverse and extensive, including representing technology companies in patent and trademark cases, analyzing patent portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, and obtaining patents for high-tech startups, small businesses and individuals. She has represented the world's biggest tech companies, including Google, Qualcomm, IBM and Samsung.
Keala is a 2009 graduate of New York University School of Law, received her bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and masters in Applied Mathematics from UCLA. She has worked and interned for premier litigation and intellectual property law firms, including Quinn Emanuel and Morgan & Finnegan, as well as for the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to law school, she was a technical consultant for the top automakers, designing market analysis solutions.
Shanti assists small businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of employment, business formation and intellectual property. She is a fearless advocate who fights for her clients inside and outside the courtroom, having handled hundreds of criminal defense cases as a public defender in the Bronx. She pairs her skills in negotiation, litigation and client advocacy with her knowledge of corporate, employment and IP law to secure the best deals for her clients.
Shanti graduated from New York University School of Law with honors in 2009 and attended Harvard University for college. Shanti completed the nationally prestigious Prettyman-Stiller Fellowship in criminal litigation and taught trial skills at Georgetown Law School. Prior to forming Chan Hubbard in 2014, Shanti worked at the Bronx Defenders, a premier New York criminal defense and civil litigation non profit. Shanti has also worked for top ten law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in their intellectual property and commercial litigation practices. Before law school, she was a paralegal at the national ACLU headquarters civil rights division.
Shanti was named a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star.