Rishi Kotiya is a corporate and securities attorney in the Menlo Park office of Kilpatrick Townsend. His practice focuses on emerging companies primarily in the medical device and life sciences industries. He has significant transactional experience in seed and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and strategic transactions and regularly advises clients with respect to equity compensation, intellectual property protection, SEC reporting and disclosure, corporate governance and general business matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kotiya worked as an associate in the corporate section of a Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina-based law firm where his practice focused on venture capital and private equity financings, intellectual property licensing, and mergers and acquisitions.
While attending Emory University School of Law, Mr. Kotiya participated for two years in the TI:GER® Program, a collaboration between the law school and Georgia Institute of Technology which focuses on technology commercialization in a multidisciplinary context.
Prior to entering law school Mr. Kotiya served for one year in India as an Indicorps Fellow during which time he helped design and implement an innovation and entrepreneurship program for rural artisans in Kutch, Gujarat.
Mr. Kotiya was recognized in 2014 and 2015 as a North Carolina “Rising Star” for Business/Corporate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also named to Lawyers of Color’s second annual “Hot List”, which recognizes early to mid-career minority attorneys excelling in the legal profession.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Member
Wake County Bar Association, Member
The Southern Documentary Fund
Board of Directors, Member
Fundraising Committee, Chair
Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2009)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Economics, Minor in Business Administration (2002)
London School of Economics, General Course Diploma (2001)