Professor Rao brings a wealth of corporate practice experience to his teaching. He began his career at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC as an associate attorney engaged in all phases of commercial, insurance, and employment litigation in state and federal courts. In 1998 he began his in-house counsel career with Carrier Corporation. His initial position was as Attorney. He progressed up the ranks to Global Compliance Officer, Carrier World Headquarters, and eventually to become an Assistant General Counsel, in the Building Systems and Services Division. He is currently the Compliance Director for CONMED Corporation, a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of surgical and patient monitoring products and services in the Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Anesthesiology markets. Professor Rao is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and is involved in community activities ranging from the Board of Directors of the Mike Hart Family Foundation, to the Boy Scouts of America where he is an Assistant Scoutmaster for a troop in Marcellus.