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Aarthi Anand

Aarthi Anand


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • New York University School of Law, LL.M, 2006
  • University of Oxford, B.C.L, 2004, Rhodes Scholar
  • National Academy of Legal Studies & Research, B.A., B.L, 2003, Honors

Clerkships/Government Service

  • Supreme Court of India, 2003
  • Counsel, Office of the Solicitor General of India, 2013


  • New York
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Republic of India

Aarthi Anand is counsel in the New York office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP where she focuses her practice on intellectual property matters. Aarthi Anand is amongst the few attorneys qualified in the U.S. (New York, California, District of Columbia), the U.K. (Solicitor) and India. Aarthi counsels global financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology companies in connection with complex intellectual property and technology such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs, payments, blockchain, artificial intelligence and fintech. Aarthi specializes in advising on intellectual property and technology that supports financing agreements, loan products, mergers and acquisitions.

Sophisticated financial institutions rely on Aarthi to anticipate their future IP and data use. Aarthi counsels global financial institutions on artificial intelligence, payments and the development of blockchain applications in different industries, such as automotive and renewable energy. Clients also consult Aarthi on financing and trading platforms, mobile apps, online marketplace, privacy and regulatory compliance. Aarthi has spoken on artificial intelligence, serving as a featured panelist at LOGYTalks' Artificial Intelligence Online Summit in 2022.

Aarthi is particularly experienced in cross-border transactions. As a Rhodes Scholar, she studied law at the University of Oxford, NYU School of Law and India. She is also qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the US (CIPP-US) and EU (CIPP-EU) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Professional Activities:

Aarthi has been invited to and placed articles in the Huffington Post, Duke Law & Technology Review, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, The Wire, Indian Bar Review, The Economic & Political Weekly, The New Indian Express, The Hindu and has been interviewed by and quoted in Journal of AI & Law, Bloomberg BNA, The Outlook and newspapers. She has also written a book chapter, “Food Security: The Road Too Oft Trodden” for the World Food Program. Aarthi’s articles have been cited by professors of law in the Maryland Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, Journal of East Asia Law Review, and the book, Comparative Labor Law.

Aarthi has moderated panels on AI and Banks, been invited to speak at international conferences by the United Nations, Transparency International, Columbia Law School, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, made presentations at JP Morgan Chase and AGRION and has delivered lectures in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Aarthi has also served as a Selector for the Rise Scholarship (an anchor program for a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt) aimed at finding and supporting global talent. Previously, Aarthi was Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP, worked at JP Morgan Chase and Columbia Law School. At Columbia Law School, Aarthi headed the Clean Energy Investment US-India Project.


Book Chapter

  • Food Security: The Road Too Oft Trodden in The World Food Program – National Food Security Summit Book (eds. M.S. Swaminathan, Pedro Medrano et al.)