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Anirudh Bansal

Anirudh Bansal

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212.701.3207
abansal@cahill.com
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005

Practices

Education

  • 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

Admission

  • 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 “inspire confidence,” and “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 a major hedge fund in connection with FCPA charges.
  • Representation of a global bank in a FINRA anti-money laundering investigation that resulted in no enforcement.
  • Representation of a global bank in an investigation by the DOJ, New York District Attorney’s Office, and OFAC into Iran and SDN sanctions compliance, which resulted in no enforcement.
  • Representation of a global bank in connection with an investigation by the DOJ and SEC into fixed income trading, which resulted in no enforcement.
  • Representation of a global bank in connection with a market manipulation investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and SEC, which resulted in no enforcement.
  • Representation of an international gas and energy company in an internal anti-corruption 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 possible market manipulation, which resulted in no enforcement.
  • 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, which resulted in no enforcement.
  • Representation of a managing director of a global bank in an investigation by the CFTC of market manipulation in swaps trading, which resulted in no enforcement.