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"I take great pride and satisfaction in working closely with my clients to help them navigate the law and achieve their business objectives."



A former Paul Hastings LLP associate, Bella primarily concentrates her practice on complex patent and commercial litigation, representing clients across industries such as broadband and telecommunications, electric-power generation, transmission and distribution systems, medical-diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Bella additionally handles matters involving antitrust and unfair competition, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and contract disputes.

Bella has extensive experience in appellate litigation and has briefed and argued matters before the Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits as well as the NYS Appellate Divisions.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Innovation American Inn of Court

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment in a patent and trade-dress infringement suit.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in ANDA patent litigation pertaining to its blockbuster OTC medication.
  • Successfully obtained a jury verdict of willful patent infringement in federal district court as part of a trial team representing the industry leader in coaxial-cable connectors against its primary competitor.
  • Represented a manufacturer of specialty steel products in breach-of-contract action in arbitration.
  • Represented an energy company in breach-of-contract action relating to price setting and consulting services.
  • Assisted in successfully representing a Fortune 200 energy company in challenging property-tax assessments at trial and negotiating a payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) agreement.
  • Assisted in the successful acquisition of property interests for the construction of a transmission line.
  • Assisted in representing a major dental-appliance manufacturer against a competitor for claims of unfair competition and patent infringement.
  • Assisted in representing a national real estate joint-venture client in a trial victory in bankruptcy court involving a motion for relief from stay-to-pursue legal remedies, thereafter defeating emergency motions to stay the ruling before the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
  • Assisted in representing an international electronics manufacturer against antitrust claims in multi-district litigation.
  • Successfully obtained asylum on behalf of a refugee and negotiated a settlement to prevent the eviction of a tenant in pro bono matters.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Paul Hastings LLP, Associate
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Legal Intern
  • Kane County (IL) Public Defender's Office, Research Assistant

Selected Honors

  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Intellectual Property Litigation, 2016-2018
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York, Pro Bono Service Honor Roll, 2012-2014

Selected Publications & Media



Featured Media


NYS's Landmark Climate Legislation Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewable Energy


Start Delayed for Required Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions


NY Court of Appeals Expands Optional Safety Equipment Defense for Design Defect Claims

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