Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Bella 
     Satra

Bella Satra

Associate

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Albany Office

80 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

A former Paul Hastings LLP associate, Bella primarily concentrates her practice on complex patent and commercial litigation, representing clients across industries such as broadband and telecommunications, electric-power generation, transmission and distribution systems, medical-diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Bella additionally handles matters involving antitrust and unfair competition, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and contract disputes.

Bella has extensive experience in appellate litigation and has briefed and argued matters before the Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits as well as the NYS Appellate Divisions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment in a patent and trade-dress infringement suit.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in ANDA patent litigation pertaining to its blockbuster OTC medication.
  • Successfully obtained a jury verdict of willful patent infringement in federal district court as part of a trial team representing the industry leader in coaxial-cable connectors against its primary competitor.
  • Represented a manufacturer of specialty steel products in breach-of-contract action in arbitration.
  • Represented an energy company in breach-of-contract action relating to price setting and consulting services.
  • Assisted in successfully representing a Fortune 200 energy company in challenging property-tax assessments at trial and negotiating a payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) agreement.
  • Assisted in the successful acquisition of property interests for the construction of a transmission line.
  • Assisted in representing a major dental-appliance manufacturer against a competitor for claims of unfair competition and patent infringement.
  • Assisted in representing a national real estate joint-venture client in a trial victory in bankruptcy court involving a motion for relief from stay-to-pursue legal remedies, thereafter defeating emergency motions to stay the ruling before the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
  • Assisted in representing an international electronics manufacturer against antitrust claims in multi-district litigation.
  • Successfully obtained asylum on behalf of a refugee and negotiated a settlement to prevent the eviction of a tenant in pro bono matters.

Practice Areas

Education

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2009
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2003

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Innovation American Inn of Court

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Intellectual Property Litigation, 2016-2018
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York, Pro Bono Service Honor Roll, 2012-2014

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Paul Hastings LLP, Associate
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Legal Intern
  • Kane County (IL) Public Defender's Office, Research Assistant

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