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Sonia Baldia

Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washington, DC. She brings more than 17 years of global sourcing, technology and intellectual property experience, with an emphasis on India. Ms. Baldia has been recognized as a leading Information Technology and Sourcing lawyer by Legal 500 US and Chambers USA. Ms. Baldia was previously a partner at other law firms in Washington, DC, and an associate professor of law. She also was a consultant to the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of Commerce, advising foreign governments on IT, telecom and IP-related development projects. She has been a visiting scholar to the Max Planck Institute on innovation in Munich, Germany, Cambridge University in England, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Baldia is a dual qualified lawyer with bar admissions in the US and India, and is a registered patent attorney in both the US and India.

In Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated March 24, 2020, the Government of India (“GOI”) imposed a nationwide shutdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19 epidemic in the country. The Order issues specific guidelines on the measures to be strictly implemented by all Ministries and Departments of the GOI, and the State…