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Lorna Bernardo
Phone: 919.838.2042
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Massachusetts 


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Stanford University, B.A., International Relations, with distinction, 2009
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Firestone Medal for honors thesis


  • Chambers of Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
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Irina Oberman Khagi

  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6631
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Irina Oberman Khagi joined Smith Anderson in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. Irina’s practice focuses on intellectual property and licensing, technology, and corporate and business contract litigation.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Irina was a litigation associate in a large Boston-based law firm. Prior to that, Irina was a law clerk to the honorable Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. 


Honors & Awards

  • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Volume 36
  • Online Digest Contributor and Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, 2010-2011


  • Advised an international health care group in an agreement to acquire worldwide patent rights and related intellectual property for two cardiovascular drugs from a world leader in biopharmaceutical business.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company against contract claims related to a licensing agreement.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company and affiliates in patent infringement litigation.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in litigation arising from claimed antitrust violations.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in inter partes review proceeding before Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
  • Represented an internet content delivery network provider in patent infringement litigation.
  • Defended a majority shareholder in closely held corporation in shareholder dispute.