Anil Vassanji joined Friedman Kaplan in February of 2018 to focus on complex commercial litigation matters.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Vassanji was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. During his time there, he represented a wide range of corporate and individual clients on an array of civil and criminal disputes, including securities, environmental, class action, intellectual property, antitrust, appeals, cybersecurity, and regulatory matters.
Outside the Office
Mr. Vassanji serves as the chair of the Associates’ Committee for the Center for Constitutional Rights, a human rights non-profit organization based in New York, which employs creative and innovative litigation, advocacy and strategic communications in its commitment to use the law as a positive force for social change.
Columbia Law School, J.D. (2013)
The London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M. (2012)
Columbia University, B.A. (2007)
State of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Honors and Awards
Parker School Recognition of Achievement, Int’l & Comparative Law
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Law Review and Publications
Staff Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
Co-author, Targeting Operations With Drone Technology: Humanitarian Law Implications, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School, March 2011