Preetha Chakrabarti


Preetha Chakrabarti is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP and a member of the firm’s Technology & Intellectual Property Department, a co-leader of the firm’s ESG Advisory Group, and a co-leader of the firm’s Metaverse working group. Her interdisciplinary practice cuts across all areas of intellectual property, consisting of litigation, counseling, licensing, and transactional due diligence as well as trademark prosecution. In particular, she advises clients in the technology, retail, and fashion industries on how best to manage risks when using and developing intellectual property. Preetha does extensive pro bono work, and her practice includes cases involving appellate, immigration, family, and employment law as well as IP counseling for nonprofit entities. In 2015, she successfully represented a woman whose life sentence for a low-level drug crime was commuted to time served by President Obama. In 2023, Preetha was appointed to The City of New York Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, which works to recruit and encourage diverse and highly qualified people to serve as a judge of the Criminal, Family, or on an interim basis, the Civil Court. From 2019 to 2020, Preetha served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She received her JD from Fordham University, a MA from Columbia University and a BA from Brown University.