Aliya is an associate in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group.

Aliya J. Sanders
Aliya J. Sanders
New York
P+1 212 430 3172
Aliya J. Sanders

Aliya specializes in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets. Aliya also focuses on transactional IP issues related to our clients’ financing and M&A activities.

Aliya represents a wide variety of technology companies, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

Aliya received her J.D. in 2013 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She also received a Parker School Certificate in International and Comparative Law from Columbia. While at the law school, Aliya served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. In 2013, Aliya also received an M.P.H. from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where she focused on health policy and management. Aliya received her A.B. from Princeton University in 2007.

Prior to attending law school, Aliya lived in Cape Town, South Africa for two years, where she worked in curriculum development for mothers2mothers, an international non-profit organization dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, M.P.H., Health Policy and Management
  • Princeton University, A.B., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, African Studies, Portuguese Language and Culture


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