Sorana Georgiana Ban

Corporate Practice Associate

Dallas
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Overview

Sorana G. Ban relies on her litigation background as she represents and advises her clients on a variety of complex corporate matters. With experience that includes disputes over contracts, trademarks and patents, technology services, digital crisis issues, immigration and compliance matters, she is well equipped to view each matter holistically and provide practical advice that clients can understand and put into action.

Sorana's comprehensive approach gives her clients a thorough overview of their corporate matters, and she offers day-to-day support to their legal and operational teams in an effort to help them efficiently attain their business goals.

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Litigation

  • Prepared and argued successful motions for summary judgment in state and federal courts.

In-House Counsel

  • Negotiated and prepared complex agreements, including licensing, SaaS and vendor agreements in the U.S. and throughout Europe.

Business Transactions

  • Provided legal advice in a fast-paced environment, working closely with business executives to identify and analyze agreements for risks and consistency with operational requirements.

Compliance 

  • Represented Fortune 100 client in corporate investigations to ensure that ethics and compliance activities of company strategically aligned with business objectives.

Immigration Law

  • Successfully represented clients before the Immigration Court at administrative and appellate levels.
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Experience

Litigation

  • Prepared and argued successful motions for summary judgment in state and federal courts.
  • Prepared applications for temporary restraining orders and motions to dismiss on procedural grounds in tort and intellectual property cases.
  • Negotiated discovery disputes related to intellectual property matters and commercial contracts for construction, technology and retail clients.
  • Took and defended depositions of fact witnesses and expert witnesses.
  • Successfully represented technology, energy and retail clients in mediation proceedings.
  • Negotiated settlements of tort, intellectual property and commercial contract disputes.

In-House Counsel

  • Negotiated and prepared complex agreements, including licensing, SaaS and vendor agreements in the U.S. and throughout Europe.
  • Ensured compliance requirements and recommendations for solutions from risk avoidance/mitigation perspective.
  • Supported implementation of global legal strategy and initiatives including, but not limited to, data privacy, anti-corruption, business model and other compliance initiatives.
  • Drafted corporate governance documents and private offering documents for European affiliates.

Business Transactions 

  • Provided legal advice in a fast-paced environment, working closely with business executives to identify and analyze agreements for risks and consistency with operational requirements.
  • Worked closely with business teams to negotiate terms of complex commercial agreements and successfully close transactions.
  • Prepared complex agreements, including purchase agreements for software, software license agreements, data processing agreements, privacy and data security addendum, privacy notices, contracts for the supply of goods and services, non-compete and non-disclosure, influencer and sponsorship agreements and intellectual property assignments.
  • Performed intellectual property due diligence and transactional support for acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Advised clients on licensing-related intellectual property portfolio considerations involved in mergers and acquisitions and negotiation of structures for the payment of royalties.
  • Cooperated with counsel in multiple regions, including Latin America, Europe, Canada, China, Indonesia, South Africa and Australia to achieve clients’ operational goals in their preferred jurisdictions.
  • Advised clients regarding social networking disputes, defamation and privacy matters; prepared privacy notices and cookie policies to comply with the GDPR.
  • Represented small and large size corporations in all aspects of trademark portfolio management, including clearance searches, prosecution and enforcement, in copyright counseling and registration.
  • Developed and managed trademark enforcement strategy, including preparing and responding to cease and desist letters, analyzing and investigating domain name cybersquatting and other internet disputes, and filing UDRP proceedings.

Compliance 

  • Represented Fortune 100 client in corporate investigations to ensure that ethics and compliance activities of company strategically aligned with business objectives.
  • Conducted internal investigation of alleged non-compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-bribery regulations.

Immigration Law

  • Successfully represented clients before the Immigration Court at administrative and appellate levels.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Science and Technology Section: Vice-Chair (2022)
    • WE LEAD Class of 2021: Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Dallas (2011 to present)
    • Director (2016)
  • Dallas Rotary Club Foundation
    • Trustee (2022 to 2025)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Baylor Law School, 2008; Matt Dawson Top Gun Competition, Finalist
  • B.A., Baylor University, 2006, magna cum laude

Languages

  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish