Shveta Kakar is an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office who concentrates her practice in corporate and commercial litigation, handling actions involving allegations of fraud, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract or fiduciary duty, employment discrimination, securities act violations, and trademark infringement.
Ms. Kakar has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-ranking public officials and arts organizations in matters involving complex commercial litigation and appeals before U.S. courts. She also routinely advised corporate transactional clients on litigation issues and business strategy.
Conducted pre-trial briefing and oral argument in a trademark infringement case resulting in the plaintiff voluntarily withdrawing its damages claim for $5 million, followed by a unanimous federal court jury verdict in the client's favor.
Successfully opposed a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the fairness of a class action settlement in a highly contentious and nationally publicized dispute.
Won dismissal of a case alleging claims under the Torture Victim Protection Act and Fifth Amendment against a high-ranking U.S. government official in a high-profile international case.
Obtained a first of its kind 'put' option at fair market value as part of a contempt sanction against a Chinese company for the failure to produce books and records, resulting in a $32 million judgment for the client.
Obtained dismissal of a multitude of federal and state law claims against a large investment bank alleging deceptive and misleading practices relating to a series of 'cash sweep programs' that were offered as part of brokerage accounts held at the bank.
Ms. Kakar is also committed to human rights and civil rights law and has successfully represented and obtained political asylum for various individuals, including a well-known Constitutional Law Professor and Chinese dissident.
In 2010, Ms. Kakar was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School and taught a course on U.S.-India Comparative Constitutional Law with Akhill Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. She also received various awards such as the Graduate Program Scholarship, Harvard Law School; the Robert Schuman Scholarship, European Parliament; the Dechert Company Law Prize, LSE and the John Griffith Prize for highest overall grades, LSE (1st/107).
"Leadership in Indian Organizations from a Comparative Perspective," International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Vol. 2(2): 239-250 (2002)
New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and Delhi Bar, India
Associate Board, New York Legal Assistance Group
Asian Affairs Committee, New York City Bar Association (2005-2008), Foreign and Comparative Law Committee, New York City Bar Association (2011-2012)
Harvard Law School, LL.M.
London School of Economics, LL.B.
St. Stephens College, Delhi University, B.A.