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Sharma, Renita N.

Renita N. Sharma

Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7413, Direct Fax: +1 212-849-7100
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Renita Sharma is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office.  She joined the firm in 2010.  Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including securities, data scraping, civil forfeiture, insurance, and bankruptcy matters.  In the data scraping space, Renita has significant experience litigating issues relating to the intersection of data scraping and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, violations of terms of service, and related torts, and Renita frequently advises clients on ways to mitigate their legal risk profile with respect to data aggregation.  She has represented parties in federal and state appellate courts and has been a key member of numerous trial teams, including jury and bench trials in federal and state court and in several arbitrations.  Renita also has significant experience representing clients in regulatory investigations by the SEC, FINRA and various state and foreign agencies. 

  • American International Group
  • E*TRADE Financial Corp.
  • KKR & Co. LP
  • National General Insurance Company
  • Peabody Energy Corp.
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Successfully argued a remand before the Ninth Circuit, for client hiQ Labs, Inc., securing an affirmance of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not apply to publicly-available data. 
  • Represent National General in nationwide class actions arising out of Wells Fargo’s lender placed insurance program.
  • Represent financial technology companies in multiple matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Obtained arbitration victory for major international electronics manufacturer in $50 million licensing dispute.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against E*TRADE Financial Corp. in class action litigation arising out of allegations related to payment for order flow and high-frequency trading.
  • Obtained summary judgment on claims for conspiracy against reinsurer National Indemnity in Ford Motor Co. v. National Indemnity (E.D. Va.), a case challenging a loss portfolio reinsurance structure.
  • Obtained arbitration victory for international insurance company in $60 million coverage dispute.
  • Obtained victory for E*TRADE Financial Corp. in a dispute with actor Harvey Keitel regarding his possible use as a spokesperson.
  • Obtained summary judgment on claims against boxing manager Haymon Sports and its CEO, Alan Haymon, in a $300 million antitrust lawsuit by Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy promotion companies.
  • Columbia Law School 
    (J.D., 2010)
    • James Kent Scholar, 2009-2010
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2007-2009
    • American Constitution Society Moot Court:
      • Best Oralist, Columbia
  • University of Toronto
    (B.A., with High Distinction, International Relations and Ethics, Society, and Law 2007)
  • The State Bar of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts:
    • Southern District of New York
  • Ranked in Insurance and Reinsurance Expert Listings by Euromoney’s Rising Stars Expert Guide, 2021.
  • Member, Canadian American Bar Association