Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Stanford - Berkeley, United States of America

About Riyanka

Riyanka is a lawyer  and currently a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.

She specialized in Law & Technology and Business Laws at UC Berkeley. Given her exceptional contribution in pro bono work, Riyanka received a gold cord and a special notation from her Dean at the Commencement program during her graduation at Berkeley law.

At Boalt Hall, she was an Associate Editor of Berkeley Technology Law Journal and her research covered artificial intelligence related policy issues where she analysed the application of blockchain in copyright licensing.

As a practicum associate at Berkeley Law New Business Counseling Practicum, she counseled and drafted legal agreements for several start-ups who cannot afford legal services. She also conducted training workshops and provided IP strategies to her Silicon Valley clients.

At CodeX, she analysed feasibility of worksheets, developed at Stanford, to make accessory dwelling units’ regulations more comprehensible and navigable. She is developing a predictive analytics tool as part of Coding for lawyers as part of a course at Stanford Law School. She is also working on privacy of legal assistants at Center of Internet and Society along with developing IP chat bots.

She is an advisor at Simple Rights, US and advises legal tech startups globally. Riyanka worked as a Legislative Researcher at the office of Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in India. As part of core team and in her policy framework experience in ‘Mission Antyodaya’ project, team of interns under her leadership found solutions to India’s socio-economic problems by inter linking various schemes and policies with one another. The book has been compiled and presented to the Prime Minister of India in 2018.

Riyanka holds an integrated dual degree in Bachelors in Business Administration (Management Honors.) and Legum Baccalaureus (JD) from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, India.

Areas of Practice

  • Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property