Sanjay practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on results. Representative matters include disputes concerning alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, liability related to various structured products including under ISDA swap agreements, the Alien Tort Statute, bankruptcy proceedings, antitrust, indenture trustee liability, breach of contract, and other common law claims.
In addition to practicing in federal and state courts across the country, Sanjay has litigated arbitration proceedings, including post-closing working capital disputes. He also has extensive experience with regulatory and enforcement matters, including conducting internal investigations, and compliance with domestic and international data privacy and cybersecurity regulations.
Sanjay has a demonstrated record of providing keen business advice and risk mitigation strategies to corporations and executives, including having served as counsel for a Fortune 500 company. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and has successfully litigated constitutional violations, domestic violence proceedings, criminal expungements, and drafted asylum petitions.
Defended an international investment banking company in breach of contract suit filed by hedge funds in connection with credit default swap agreements on a tranche of synthetic CDOs.
Represented a global financial services firm, its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession in the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court, including in connection with several disputes relating to various derivative and structured product transactions.
Represented a prominent hedge fund owner and portfolio manager in a lawsuit claiming his donations to Sri Lankan-oriented charities violated the Alien Tort Statute.
Defended a multinational financial services company in four derivative and putative class action lawsuits filed by institutional investors in 282 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts, wherein Plaintiffs asserted that the company violated the Trust Indenture Act, breached contractual obligations under the transaction documents, breached its fiduciary duties to investors, and was negligent.
Represented India-based technical support company in connection with putative class action asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including that the company made telephone calls to consumers' cellular telephones without their consent, including "robo" calls, and placed calls in violation of the national Do-Not-Call Registry
Represented major telecommunications provider in connection with merger and acquisition of content provider and related antitrust enforcement actions
Represented New York state inmate pro bono in his claims alleging constitutional violations pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983 based on the conditions of his pretrial confinement while in custody, which included being placed in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day; being subjected to daily strip searches; and being placed in non-routine security restraints, including waist chains, leg irons, and mitts. During the course of representation, obtained precedential decision in S.D.N.Y. holding, for the first time in the Second Circuit, that inmates have a constitutionally protected liberty interest in being afforded the mandatory procedural safeguards in the City of New York Department of Correction's directives concerning solitary confinement and the use of enhanced restraints.
Defended immigrant mother in obtaining final Orders of Protection against her abusive husband, as well as full legal and residential custody of her children.
Worked as an intern to Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas (2010).
Worked as a Legislative Intern to U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Washington D.C. (2006).
Publications and Speeches
"CFPB Proposes New Rule on Mandatory Consumer Arbitration Clauses," 2016
"The Future of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses," 2015
"Federal Appellate Court Rules that the FCPA Prohibits Corrupt Payments to Certain Foreign Government-Owned Businesses," 2014
"Growth: A Tale of Trade," Duke Journal of Economics, Volume 19, 2007