Jayashree Mitra | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Jayashree Mitra

Associate, New York

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Jayashree Mitra, Ph.D is an associate active in intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation as well as transactional matters. She has advised clients in the pharmaceutical and steel industry in litigations before federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. She has experience in complex litigations involving multinational clients, and discovery in foreign jurisdictions. Dr. Mitra also practices transactional matters including due diligence and technology agreements.

Prior to attending law school, Dr. Mitra engaged in research in neuropharmacology at Yale University. She also worked as a professional writer advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry concerning the messaging and positioning of drugs in the therapeutic marketplace.

Dr. Mitra's probono work focuses on criminal appeals, family law proceedings, as well as advising clients on intellectual property matters.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University
  • MS, Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • BS, Physiology, Rammohan College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India


  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi


Section 337 proceedings before the US International Trade Commission involving the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets concerning stainless steel.

State Attorney General suit concerning a major pharmaceutical company involving claims under the Sherman Act as well as state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

Patent litigation before a US federal court concerning patents covering Pristiq®, a Pfizer drug indicated for treatment of depression.

Patent litigation in European countries concerning the patents in the respective countries covering the drug pregabalin.

Patent litigation before a US federal court concerning patents covering Lyrica®, a Pfizer drug indicated for treatment of epilepsy and pain.

Tort litigation concerning birth defects resulting from maternal exposure to an experimental drug.

Multi-state pricing fraud litigation relating to Medicaid reimbursement involving state and federal false claims acts, state consumer protection statutes, and common law fraud.

Deal support for M&A and other financial transactions.

Developing agreements for an international game show with Indian television-company and US –based non-profit think-tank.

Advising client on privacy and intellectual property issues for a historical archive collecting materials internationally.


  • Supreme Court Re-affirms Presumption of Patent Validity: Practice Notes from Microsoft v. i4i, AIPPI (Journal of the Japanese Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Vol. 56, No. 10, 2011
  • 'Clear and Convincing' or Something Less? Challenging the Evidentiary Burden for Proving Invalidity, AIPPI, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2011
  • The Fifth Amendment Versus Compelled Production of Encrypted Data, ABA Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery, November 15, 2012, (co-author with Stefan Mentzer)
  • Finding the Mastermind in Joint Infringement Suits, Law360, December 21, 2010, (with Bijal Vakil)
  • Finding the Mastermind: No Joint Infringement Where No One Entity Controls or Directs the Infringement, IT, Internet & Outsourcing Bulletin, November 2010, (with Bijal V. Vakil)