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Manali counsels early stage companies and global corporations, in addition to private equity and venture capital firms, on the privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property impacts of acquisitions and other complex transactions. Her professional experience as an electrical and computer engineer enhances her perspective on the effective management and protection of IP assets, as well as compliance with the constantly evolving regulatory regimes governing data privacy and cybersecurity.
Her IP practice includes drafting and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts, including but not limited to, professional services agreements, master services agreements, software development agreements, SAAS agreements, cloud services agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, purchasing, licensing, and invention assignment agreements.
Manali maintains a robust pro bono practice, working closely with organizations such as Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) and Start Small, Think Big to assist nonprofits in developing compliant online programs and website policies, and in negotiating licensing agreements and other contracts. PBP recently recognized her as Volunteer of the Year for her service to nonprofits in their digital outreach and collaboration efforts.