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PRACTICE AREAS

Ms. Uma Bansal

Managing Partner

 

 

Overview

To be an effective attorney, one should try to understand more than just the law — one must understand the mechanics that drive companies, technology and society. In that pursuit, Ms. Uma Bansal began as a student of Electrical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, exploring subjects ranging from microchips to fiber optics. At Hopkins, Ms. Bansal obtained a graduate fellowship grant and was inducted into Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. She fostered connections between future scientists and companies by establishing and running a chapter of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

After obtaining her Electrical Engineering degree, Ms. Bansal worked as a project manager for the Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. She helped to bring wireless technology to large naval vessels while collaborating with small businesses. Ms. Bansal attended Boston College Law School and obtained her Juris Doctorate. There, she studied the inner workings of corporations, intellectual property, and the law.

The Legal World

Ms. Bansal is passionate about the connection between health care and the law, and specializes in healthcare operations and entrepreneurship matters. She serves as outside in-house counsel to a growing healthcare company and has helped private practices, urgent care companies, and freestanding emergency rooms handle their legal compliance and business needs.

In establishing The Uma Law Group, Ms. Bansal developed a practice that would provide a comprehensive range of legal services to startup companies, established businesses, and healthcare entrepreneurs. Ms. Bansal handles corporate work for her clients ranging from helping startups form their business entities to drafting and advising on complex corporate contracts and employment agreements. She has also assisted businesses with acquisitions and mergers, brokering deals on both side of the table.

Before establishing The Uma Law Group, Ms. Bansal worked with some of the most prestigious technology firms in world, including DLA Piper, Brinks Hofer, Gilson and Lione and Freeborn & Peters. She served as a trial attorney for intellectual property and business matters. Ms. Bansal worked with clients to establish licensing contacts and negotiated software, consulting, biotech and intellectual property agreements.

Ms. Bansal began her career in intellectual property and wrote patents and guided clients through the complex world of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She worked on a vast collection of inventions, ranging broadly from biotechnology to wireless technology.

Fighting for Justice

Ms. Bansal deeply believes in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s saying, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Ms. Bansal fought against corruption in a broken system while at the Human Rights Law Network. As a civil rights advocate, Ms. Bansal has worked tirelessly on state and Federal cases involving false arrest, excessive force, unreasonable searches, personal injury, wrongful death, malicious prosecution and First Amendment violations.

Ms. Bansal had the opportunity to battle municipal corruption and wrongdoing in Seipler v. McHenry County, helping to put an end to racial profiling by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. More recently, she led a team and won a favorable verdict in Smith v. City of Chicago, a Federal case involving the abuse of a young boy. To date, Ms. Bansal has not lost a case in either the state or federal forum.

PUBLISHED WORK

“Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases after Ebay,” – Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation

“Court Rulings Provide Guidance on Immunity From Liability for Content Posted by Others,” – Internet Liability Alert, Privacy and Information Law Report, and the ITechLaw Newsfeed

EDUCATION
  • JD: Boston College Law School
  • BS, Electrical Engineering: The John Hopkins University
BOARD ROLES, MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS

Asian American Bar Association: Board Member (2013-current)
Indian American Bar Association: Secretary (2014-current), VP of Community Affairs (2013-2014), Director of
Membership (2007-Present); Director of Judicial Evaluations(2006-2007)
Chicago Bar Association, Member
National South Asian Bar Association, Program
Committee Member
Human Rights Law Network Member

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Bar