Dakshina H. Chetti

Dakshïna (Shïna) Chetti is an associate in the Litigation Department.

As a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Shïna works on a broad range of disputes, including false-advertising and copyright matters, as well as trademark, trade secret, and patent litigation.  She is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice, and has successfully represented both domestic and international clients in high-stakes matters spanning a variety of industries, including life sciences, healthcare,  real estate, financial services, and other domains.

Shïna also maintains a robust pro bono practice; she has drafted an amicus brief in support of sentencing and drug-related custody reforms in the state of California, and worked extensively on a range of criminal justice reform matters, including the representation of a death row inmate, parole appearances and administrative appeals in the state of New York, and child custody arrears. Beyond her pro bono practice, Shïna is also a frequent contributor to Proskauer’s advertising law blog, Proskauer on Advertising, and commercial litigation blog, Minding Your Business.

Shïna earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, as well as a member of the Columbia Law Women’s Association (CLWA) and Empowering Women of Color (EWOC.) While at Columbia, she worked as a Writing Center Fellow and as a teaching assistant for first-year Property Law and Patent Law classes. Shïna also interned at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, working intellectual property and arts issues. Prior to law school, she interned as a Fellow for the New York State Assembly (69th District), at the office of Assembly Member Daniel J. O'Donnell.

Shïna holds a B.A. in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.