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Anirudh Bansal

Anirudh Bansal


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1993, NYU Law Review
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1990, cum laude

Clerkships/Government Service

  • Honorable Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY, 2000-2010


  • New York

Anirudh Bansal is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group.

Anirudh advises global financial institutions, multinational companies, boards, committees, and directors and officers in criminal and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of the Treasury, FINRA and State Attorneys General. He has broad experience in matters involving securities and commodities regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions compliance, anti-money-laundering, and antitrust laws. Anirudh is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 for white collar criminal defense, and is recognized as a National Practice Star and Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. Sources who contributed to Chambers praised Anirudh commenting that “his personality is disarming, which allows him to be an effective negotiator” who is able to “engage with people that others cannot and get the best result for his client.”

Prior to joining Cahill, Anirudh served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit, and in that capacity prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of offenses including: securities fraud, fraud against financial institutions, embezzlement, money laundering, obstruction of justice, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, criminal violations of Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other financial crimes. During his tenure, Anirudh conducted 18 criminal trials and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Prior to his appointment as Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit, Anirudh served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, and was Chief of the International Narcotics Trafficking Unit. He joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2000.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2000, Anirudh was a litigation associate in private practice from 1994-2000.

  • Representation of HSBC in criminal and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, OFAC, and banking regulators relating to Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC compliance.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse in various securities- and commodities-related regulatory matters.
  • Representation of the Audit Committee of a leading multinational telecommunications provider in an internal investigation related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representation of an international gas and energy company in an internal FCPA investigation.
  • Counseling several of the world's largest banks and one of the world's largest consumer goods companies in connection with anti-corruption diligence.
  • Representation of the director of a private equity firm in connection with an SEC investigation concerning market manipulation.
  • Representation of a former managing director of an international bank in an investigation by the SEC and the NY Attorney General relating to residential mortgage backed securities.