Client and Partner Endorsements:
Sanjiv Singh is our go-to lawyer for all key strategic matters. His business knowledge, vast legal experience, and the SNS PLC network of specialized providers made it a no-brainer when we chose counsel.
S. Rao, Co-founder, CEO, California Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Fremont, CA based makers of TubeWriter™ that has sold to numerous public and private companies across the United States)
Sanjiv and I have worked together as co-counsel on complex international disputes. Based largely on his work, we recently won a large settlement in a cross-border intellectual property dispute. And now SNS PLC is providing expert counsel and acting as co-counsel on many complex issues in another case, including numerous victories where we have defeated the Republic of India’s claims of sovereign immunity and other motions it filed trying to get our case dismissed. I look forward to many more years of fruitful and exciting collaborations.
Micah Jacobs, Jacobs Law Group SF (selected as one of the leading IP litigators in the State of California by the Daily Journal, 2009)
I have had the pleasure of working with Sanjiv as co-counsel on a number of sophisticated corporate transactions and litigation matters, including a recent multi-million dollar win on an intellectual property case. I recommend him highly.
Eric Ferraro, Esq. LeClairRyan
SNS PLC provides excellent quality service at reasonable prices. We were an early stage company when we started our engagement with SNS PLC and found its negotiation skills to be very valuable. Early-stage or mid-market software companies requiring outside counsel to negotiate agreements with the Fortune 1000s would find SNS PLC very attractive.
Satish Madhira, CEO, YASU Technologies, Inc. (Sunnyvale, California, USA and Hyderabad, India; YASU was acquired by SAP in 2007)
SNS PLC invited our firm into several multimillion dollar claims against Indian defendants from 2007 to 2010. We are currently working with Sanjiv’s practice and MBV Law LLP in a landmark case against a noted Government Institution in India on intellectual property misappropriation. Sanjiv’s insights, drive and energy keep us focused and motivated.
Partha Mandal, Sr. Partner. Universal Legal, Attorneys at Law (an exclusive affiliate of The Chugh Firm, CPA & Attorneys having offices in both the US and India)
We have had the pleasure to hire Sanjiv N. Singh of SNS PLC on various Real Estate and Investment matters over the years. His professionalism and knowledge are exemplary. He is very organized, skillful and effective. We have immensely benefited from his services and consultation. I would highly recommend him.
Gandhi Naidu, CEO, Gandhi & Associates Realty (South San Francisco, California, USA); Chairman, Region 20, (Commercial) California Association of Realtors
SNS PLC has provided Proxy Networks comprehensive corporate services and acted as lead counsel in the 2006 strategic licensing and acquisition of our business from Juniper Networks. Sanjiv Singh and his colleagues provided strategic insight combined with close attention to detail, and helped us address many anticipated and unanticipated issues. They definitely played a key role in helping us close our deal.
Andy Kim, CEO, Proxy Networks, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Since 2003, SNS PLC has provided Octane a wide range of services, ranging from corporate formation to negotiation of complex licenses and cross border outsourcing agreements. SNS PLC has also implemented template agreements covering some of our core transactions, thereby facilitating significant improvement in our risk management. Their team pays close attention to value building, analyzing every transaction not just in terms of immediate issues but also prospectively in terms of impact on financial exits, acquisitions, etc.
Sameer Bhatia, CEO and Founder, Octane Technologies, Inc. (San Francisco, California, USA and Mumbai, India)
SNS PLC has consistently provided Sergeant Laboratories high quality advice and legal services in an extremely timely manner. I highly recommend SNS PLC
Eric Anderholm, CEO, Sergeant Laboratories, Inc. (La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA)
Sanjiv represented Yahoo!, as lead associate, in an investment which closed in November, 2000. In that capacity, Sanjiv managed a team that included associates from Skadden’s Palo Alto, Paris, and London offices. Sanjiv also worked closely with me and with other members of Yahoo!’s legal team to close the deal, and was also required to coordinate with independent Dutch counsel and the Paris and London offices of Gibson Dunn. I can say, with confidence, that Sanjiv provided excellent service and representation in a complex investment matter. He also demonstrated commitment, judgment, and was available for conference calls and consultation at very late hours in order to close a deal of this kind. I can recommend Sanjiv, without reservation, for your investor counsel needs.
Michael Callahan, General Counsel, Yahoo! (Sunnyvale, CA)
NOTICE: None of the preceding testimonials or endorsements constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Representative Litigation Matters:
Lead co-counsel in major lawsuit brought by victims of October 29, 2018 Lion Air Crash against Boeing. (2018-present).
Lead trial counsel in major construction fatality case brought against landowner, major contractors and subcontractors at Apple Campus 3 in Sunnyvale California. Defeated motion to strike punitives by landowner. (2018-present).
Lead trial counsel in landmark foreign sovereign claims against Government of India in Farhang v. IITK. Case set for trial in September of 2019. Defeated two Ninth circuit appeals by foreign sovereign and teamed up with Gibson Dunn to successfully oppose Writ of Cert to U.S. Supreme Court. (2009-present).
Lead counsel in major equity claim brought by founder against venture funded technology company. Claim settled successfully on eve of major acquisition. (2018-matter settled).
Co-counsel in multimillion dollar equity dispute brought by technology partner in connection with alleged discriminatory conduct by other partners on eve of acquisition. (2018-matter settled).
Lead counsel in settlement of defamation claim and employment claims brought against venture funded health startup. (2018-matter settled).
Lead trial counsel in major claims brought by food distribution and marketing company against foreign partners and local subsidiaries. (2017-present; trial set for 2019).
Lead litigation counsel and trial counsel in defamation, breach of contract, and other claims brought against major corporate entity doing business in the Bay Area. (2015-present)
Co-lead litigation and trial counsel for claims of breach of contract, wrongful termination, and other related claims against major health care entity who is alleged to have engaged in retalliatory termination of employee. (2015-present)
Lead litigation and trial counsel in complex corporate and employment litigation matter involving claims of breach of contract, defamation, and defense of aggressive cross complaint culminating in three week trial with successful verdict, defeat of cross complaint, and substantial damages including punitives. (2012-2015)
Special counsel in complex corporate and employment litigation matter involving claims of wrongful termination, multimillion dollar breach of contract, defamation and defamation per se. SNS PLC invited to serve as lead trial counsel and participate in intensive pre-trial settlement efforts. Matter settled favorably. (2015)
Lead counsel in aggressive collections matter for SNS PLC trial verdict with substantial punitives. SNS PLC coordinated filing of writs, debtor examination orders and ultimately forced full payment of verdict with reimbursement for attorneys fees. (July 2015)
Co-counsel in NRMP Arbitration involving alleged MPA violation and sanctions (2014-2015)
Special counsel in various NRMP matters involving successful waiver grants and waiver denial reconsideration requests for residents (where NRMP waivers and reconsiderations are difficult to obtain).
Lead counsel for startup company in negotiation of complex settlement with founder claiming equity and cash entitlements (2015-settled)
Lead counsel in defense of prominent firm and its founder against fraud claims brought by disgruntled party in connection with multimillion dollar breach of contract case (2015-2016: settled with zero liability for client and full dismissal of lawsuit)
Lead counsel in representation of California based investors against out of state entrepreneurs engaged in fraud and misrepresentation (2012-present, active)
Co-counsel in medical malpractice case against major California HMO resulting in seven digit favorable settlement for claimant against whom HMO and physician committed medical battery and malpractice, including prosthesis installation without patients consent (Status: 2012-2013, settled favorably for client; PLEASE NOTE: SNS PLC accepts only a limited number of medical malpractice cases dependent on facts and circumstances involved)
Lead counsel in representation of physicians and health care providers across various matters including medical malpractice defense, defense against Medical Board of California actions and investigations, peer review and credentialing, residency disputes and discipline, administrative investigations and review, and other regulatory board matters (2009-present)
Co-counsel in representation of California based corporate client in multimillion dollar claim for breach of NDA, breach of joint venture, and misappropriation of trade secrets by Asian government defendant. Plaintiffs secured major milestone with substantial victory on multiple Rule 12(b)(6) attacks by Defendants and historic victories on issues of sovereign immunity, forum and venue for a government defendant. (Status: 2009-present, active)
Co-lead counsel in representation of California based client in multimillion dollar claim involving breach of contract. (Status: 2010-2014, settled favorably for client)
Lead counsel in representation of Plainitiff in $3.5M breach of contract claim. (Status: 2013-2015, demand for arbitration filed, settled favorably for client)
Lead counsel representing founders against former employer in complex IP and corporate dispute (2013-present, pending)
Lead counsel in representation of Plaintiff entrepreneurs against Bay Area Company for breach of contract, fraud, and related claims. (Status: 2013-present, suit filed, active)
Lead counsel in representation of Plaintiff investors for various claims against startup technology company. (Status: 2013-present, pending)
Lead counsel in representation of U.S. based software company with counterclaims of breach of contract against multibillion dollar Indian consulting group. (Status: 2011-present, aggressive defense resulting in no formal action filed to date)
Lead counsel in settlement of IP and founder equity dispute in California based hardware and software startup. (Status: 2010-2012, settled favorably for client)
Lead counsel in settlement of employment and founder equity dispute between serial entrepreneur and venture backed private company. (Status: 2011-2012, settled favorably for client)
Lead counsel in settlement of IP ownership and license dispute between limited liability IP holding company and licensee. (Status: 2011-2012, settled favorably for client)
Co-lead counsel in representation of California based client in multimillion dollar claim against East Asian publicly traded pharmaceutical company for breach of contract in connection with development of valuable pharmaceutical compound. (Co-counsel with Bullivant, Hauser & Bailey LLP; Status: 2007-2009. Settlement in 2009 for 7 digit sum and return of intellectual property)
Transactional and other representative matters:
SNS PLC has represented a diverse range of clients in various corporate, licensing, professional, administrative, and IP-related transactions including:
a Bay Area angel investor (SNS PLC services: strategic advice, drafting, and consultation in connection with past and present 2013 investments pending in California based startup)
a Bay Area technology company (SNS PLC services: strategic advice and implementation of agreements with foreign subsidiary in complex restructuring involving creation of European holding and operating companies, coordination with tax counsel and European counsel, and revision of U.S. agreements to effect desired structure)
a Bay Area technology company (SNS PLC services: advice regarding employment mattersm handbook implementation, and risk management with regards to various employee issues)
a Bay Area startup brick and mortar product company (SNS PLC services: strategic advice and implementation of convertible note financing, corporate structure, advisory agreements, and negotiation of advisory and partnership deals)
a Bay Area technology company (SNS PLC services: strategic advice, drafting and consultation in connection with 2013 suite of service and licensing agreements)
a group of Bay Area founders (SNS PLC services: strategic advice and/or drafting in connection with proposed equity participation in Bay Area startup)
a Bay Area software development firm (SNS PLC services: negotiation of major enterprise licenses and distribution agreements; ongoing negotiation of major 2012 OEM distribution deal with multibillion dollar technology company)
a Bay Area “brick and mortar” startup (SNS PLC services: strategy and execution of early stage investment rounds 2011-2012, implementation of key supplier agreements and other related corporate documents)
a California based biomedical entrepreneur (SNS PLC services: strategy and execution of 2012 acquisition term sheets and 2012 acquisition plans,coordination with outside patent counsel regarding core IP issues)
a Bay Area based medical device manufacturer (SNS PLC services: negotiation of major enterprise licenses and distribution agreements; ongoing negotiation of major 2010 OEM distribution deal with multibillion dollar medical device manufacturer)
a San Francisco based physician in administrative proceedings before major Bay Area academic hospital (SNS PLC services: intensive representation in internal arbitration, advice in connection with ultimate resolution of matter )
a San Francisco based medical trainee in administrative proceedings before major Bay Area academic hospital (SNS PLC services: internal arbitration resulting in near unanimous favorable decision by administrative committee)
a California based physician in administrative and credentialing proceedings before major California based hospital (SNS PLC services: intensive investigation of matter involving alleged abuses of credentialing process, defamation, and multiple instance of bad faith conduct by personnel at major California academic hospital, matter resolved and physician successfully began employment at another hospital)
several phyisicians in administrative proceedings before NRMP (SNS PLC services: strategic advice and drafting of reconsideration request to NRMP resulting in rapid reversal of waiver denials)
a San Francisco based health product company (SNS PLC services: negotiation of licenses, engagement agreements, joint venture agreements, and lead counsel in sale of company to large corporate acquirer)
a San Francisco based services business (SNS PLC services: co-counsel in dispute resolution between business owners over assets of company with exiting founder)
a San Francisco based law firm specializing in high dollar value personal injury claims (SNS PLC services: special counsel in connection with medical residency work hour compliance issues)
a San Jose based venture capital fund specializing in early seed stage investments in technology and biotechnology companies (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel, investor’s counsel in connection with investments in hardware, software, and biotechnology early stage companies)
a San Francisco based investor specializing in corporate finance, corporate turnarounds, and management consulting (SNS PLC services: general corporate counsel, including drafting of LOI and term sheet for acquisition of publicly owned subsidiary, advice on investment fund issues)
the U.S. subsidiary of a publicly traded (ISO) Indian software services company (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel for establishment and operation of U.S. subsidiary, advice with ongoing U.S. transactions)
a U.S.-based global outsourcing and software services company (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel; drafting and negotiation of service agreements in connection with high profile entertainment and related e-commerce/hardware fulfillment projects)
the U.S. division/subsidiary of an Indian business software producer (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel coordinating representation on U.S. legal matters; extensive OEM and end user licensing negotiation and drafting)
a Los Angeles based e-mail software company focused on production of e-mail technology for political campaigns (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel; drafting and negotiation of license and service agreements; implementation of consulting agreements and employment agreements for team formation; corporate restructuring advice)
a Santa Rosa based investment group with diverse investment interests (SNS PLC services: general corporate counsel, with specific investment projects requiring corporate counsel and work with outside regulatory counsel)
a Santa Clara based enterprise software company that has developed patent pending direct marketing technology (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel including advice and transactions relating to corporate structure, employment agreements, offshore development, consulting, capitalization, and other transactional issues; assistance with engagement of outside patent counsel and assistance with prior art search and drafting of core technology (software) utility patent)
a Wisconsin based security software company (SNS PLC services: general corporate and licensing advice and transactional work on company dealings in California; engagement of outside patent counsel and assistance with drafting and prior art search for core technology (software) utility patent)
a Los Angeles based nationally recognized biomedical inventor (SNS PLC services: general corporate and transactional advice, including the re-negotiation of a multi-year licensing agreement and implementation of a finder’s fee agreement with a major East Asian pharmaceutical company; engagement of outside patent counsel and assistance with drafting and prior art search for core technology (biopharmaceuticals) utility patent)
a San Francisco based real estate company (SNS PLC services: general corporate and transactional advice)
a San Francisco based software developer (SNS PLC services: transactional and corporate advice regarding investor issues, licensing issues, and proprietary information issues)
a San Francisco based limited liability company (and affiliated entities) with numerous lodging facilities and property holdings (SNS PLC services: general corporate counsel services, including work with outside litigation firms and outside consultants regarding multimillion dollar litigation matters)
a San Francisco based audio instructional program manufacturer with national distribution and sales of audio instructional products (SNS PLC services: review of product liability disclaimer issues.)
a Palo Alto based biotechnology company producing antibacterial compounds (SNS PLC services: corporate structural analysis and general corporate advice)
a California based Delaware corporation specializing in import and export of goods to United States (SNS PLC services: comprehensive corporate counsel, advice and transactional work on formation of corporate entities)