Pankaj K.
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P.K. is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Raleigh office. He is an invaluable strategic partner and fierce advocate for his clients having served as lead counsel and having tried cases to verdict across the state. He routinely represents major academic centers, hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence and healthcare litigation. Given his trial experience, P.K. is routinely retained to defend clients in complex cases with potential catastrophic exposure.

In addition to his active healthcare litigation practice, P.K. also serves as lead counsel in intellectual property, business, and general litigation across a variety of industries, including software technology, retail, consumer product manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, and institutions of higher learning. This practice also includes the representation of healthcare entities in matters involving patent, trademark and copyright clearance, registration, enforcement, and litigation.

P.K. is often frequently called up for complex negotiations and advice on transactional matters including joint ventures, asset purchases, contract drafting and review, and other business operations.

In 2017, P.K. was selected for membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an exclusive organization of judges and civil trial lawyers. Membership constitutes peer recognition of the highest trial acumen and professionalism. P.K. was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and is frequently recognized by his peer as a North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is an AV rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating which recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity.

Recent Cases/Experience

  • Defense verdict for obstetrician in a case alleging delay in delivery and alleged resulting neurological injuries including cerebral palsy. Damages evidence exceeding $25 million
  • Defense verdict for an obstetrician in a shoulder dystocia case alleging severe and permanent brachial plexus injury
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and staff in a case alleging delay in diagnosis of a spinal epidural abscess resulting in paralysis
  • Defense verdict for general surgeon who performed an anterior exposure lumbar infusion procedure resulting in injury to the patient’s ureter
  • Defense verdict for trauma surgeon in a case involving retroperitoneal bleed and death of a 17 year old female following a motor vehicle accident
  • Defense verdict for a trauma surgeon in a case involving splenic bleed and death
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and mid-levels in an alleged failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
  • Served as lead counsel on management and enforcement of intellectual property rights for higher-education institution
  • Trial counsel for software technology company in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Trial counsel for consumer retail manufacturer in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Outside general counsel for mobile technology company advising on intellectual property and corporate matters
  • Lead counsel on negotiating, drafting, and closing seed and series funding for mobile technology, broadband, and telecommunication companies
  • Counseled, advised, and negotiation asset purchase acquisition for retail furniture importer
  • Advised and served as strategic counsel for data management company relating to funding, acquisitions, and intellectual property matters
  • Reviewed, negotiated, and prepared consulting and product development agreements with medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented and advised NC based venture capital and private equity groups on capital investments, recapitalization, and mergers and acquisition of privately held companies
  • Served as lead counsel on federal action involving business ownership interest, trademark, and copyright dispute relating to software technology
  • Trial counsel for furniture importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Defended textile manufacturer and importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Managed domain name and internal trademark infringement prosecution for international bank and pharmaceutical companies
  • Advised and represented software companies on IP audits and infringement matters

Education

  • B.S., North Carolina State University (1997)
  • J.D., University of Richmond (2001)

P.K. is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Raleigh office. He is an invaluable strategic partner and fierce advocate for his clients having served as lead counsel and having tried cases to verdict across the state. He routinely represents major academic centers, hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence and healthcare litigation. Given his trial experience, P.K. is routinely retained to defend clients in complex cases with potential catastrophic exposure.

In addition to his active healthcare litigation practice, P.K. also serves as lead counsel in intellectual property, business, and general litigation across a variety of industries, including software technology, retail, consumer product manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, and institutions of higher learning. This practice also includes the representation of healthcare entities in matters involving patent, trademark and copyright clearance, registration, enforcement, and litigation.

P.K. is often frequently called up for complex negotiations and advice on transactional matters including joint ventures, asset purchases, contract drafting and review, and other business operations.

In 2017, P.K. was selected for membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an exclusive organization of judges and civil trial lawyers. Membership constitutes peer recognition of the highest trial acumen and professionalism. P.K. was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and is frequently recognized by his peer as a North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is an AV rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating which recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity.

Recent Cases/Experience

  • Defense verdict for obstetrician in a case alleging delay in delivery and alleged resulting neurological injuries including cerebral palsy. Damages evidence exceeding $25 million
  • Defense verdict for an obstetrician in a shoulder dystocia case alleging severe and permanent brachial plexus injury
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and staff in a case alleging delay in diagnosis of a spinal epidural abscess resulting in paralysis
  • Defense verdict for general surgeon who performed an anterior exposure lumbar infusion procedure resulting in injury to the patient’s ureter
  • Defense verdict for trauma surgeon in a case involving retroperitoneal bleed and death of a 17 year old female following a motor vehicle accident
  • Defense verdict for a trauma surgeon in a case involving splenic bleed and death
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and mid-levels in an alleged failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
  • Served as lead counsel on management and enforcement of intellectual property rights for higher-education institution
  • Trial counsel for software technology company in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Trial counsel for consumer retail manufacturer in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Outside general counsel for mobile technology company advising on intellectual property and corporate matters
  • Lead counsel on negotiating, drafting, and closing seed and series funding for mobile technology, broadband, and telecommunication companies
  • Counseled, advised, and negotiation asset purchase acquisition for retail furniture importer
  • Advised and served as strategic counsel for data management company relating to funding, acquisitions, and intellectual property matters
  • Reviewed, negotiated, and prepared consulting and product development agreements with medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented and advised NC based venture capital and private equity groups on capital investments, recapitalization, and mergers and acquisition of privately held companies
  • Served as lead counsel on federal action involving business ownership interest, trademark, and copyright dispute relating to software technology
  • Trial counsel for furniture importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Defended textile manufacturer and importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Managed domain name and internal trademark infringement prosecution for international bank and pharmaceutical companies
  • Advised and represented software companies on IP audits and infringement matters

Education

  • B.S., North Carolina State University (1997)
  • J.D., University of Richmond (2001)

Pankaj K. Shere

Recent Cases/Experience

  • Defense verdict for obstetrician in a case alleging delay in delivery and alleged resulting neurological injuries including cerebral palsy. Damages evidence exceeding $25 million
  • Defense verdict for an obstetrician in a shoulder dystocia case alleging severe and permanent brachial plexus injury
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and staff in a case alleging delay in diagnosis of a spinal epidural abscess resulting in paralysis
  • Defense verdict for general surgeon who performed an anterior exposure lumbar infusion procedure resulting in injury to the patient’s ureter
  • Defense verdict for trauma surgeon in a case involving retroperitoneal bleed and death of a 17 year old female following a motor vehicle accident
  • Defense verdict for a trauma surgeon in a case involving splenic bleed and death
  • Defense verdict for emergency medicine physicians and mid-levels in an alleged failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
  • Served as lead counsel on management and enforcement of intellectual property rights for higher-education institution
  • Trial counsel for software technology company in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Trial counsel for consumer retail manufacturer in alleged patent infringement litigation
  • Outside general counsel for mobile technology company advising on intellectual property and corporate matters
  • Lead counsel on negotiating, drafting, and closing seed and series funding for mobile technology, broadband, and telecommunication companies
  • Counseled, advised, and negotiation asset purchase acquisition for retail furniture importer
  • Advised and served as strategic counsel for data management company relating to funding, acquisitions, and intellectual property matters
  • Reviewed, negotiated, and prepared consulting and product development agreements with medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Represented and advised NC based venture capital and private equity groups on capital investments, recapitalization, and mergers and acquisition of privately held companies
  • Served as lead counsel on federal action involving business ownership interest, trademark, and copyright dispute relating to software technology
  • Trial counsel for furniture importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Defended textile manufacturer and importer in federal copyright infringement matter
  • Managed domain name and internal trademark infringement prosecution for international bank and pharmaceutical companies
  • Advised and represented software companies on IP audits and infringement matters

Pankaj K. Shere

Education

  • B.S., North Carolina State University (1997)
  • J.D., University of Richmond (2001)

Pankaj K. Shere

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