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Mona V. Mehta

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1178
Fax: 212.373.7978

Mona Mehta represents major public and private companies in the financial services, insurance, education, health care, and other industries in connection with a broad variety of complex commercial disputes and white collar matters. She has a broad-based practice with a focus on employment disputes and internal and government investigations.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a specialty finance company in an action alleging fraudulent conveyance and breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with a recapitalization and sale of a dialysis company.
  • Participating in the representation of individual owners and former employees of a large insurance company in multiple actions pending in federal court against their former business partners over alleged nondisclosures, misappropriation, and breaches of agreements and duties.
  • Participating in the representation of a non-profit art foundation in its effort to obtain a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against an art gallery for its unauthorized use and sale of certain sculptural works.

  • Representation of a hedge fund in defense of litigation brought by a redeemed investor in the fund.
  • Representation of a global investment management firm in enforcement of a non-compete against a former employee of the firm and his new employer.
  • Representation of a prestigious university to assist them in a number of matters, including responding to a grand jury subpoena issued by the DOJ.
  • Representation of a hedge fund in an action against its previous auditor for auditing malpractice claims.
  • Representation of a foreign national against another foreign national relating to breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of a pro se litigant in a writ of habeas corpus petition based upon changes to the Armed Career Criminal Act.
  • Representation of a health care company in connection with an internal investigation by the Department of Labor.  

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Ms. Mehta practiced at Covington & Burling LLP, where she represented individuals and major financial institutions in connection with government and internal investigations and advised companies on anti-corruption policies.  She also advised clients in relation to bankruptcy and tax statutes.

Outside the Office

Ms. Mehta is an active member of the South Asian Bar Association, as well as professional organizations that advocate for gender equity and women’s rights within the workplace, including the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Legal Network for Gender Equity, which connects those who have experienced sexual misconduct in the workplace with attorneys and public relations professionals who can help them.

Fast Facts


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude (2013)

Georgetown University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2008)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

State of California

State of New York

Law Review and Publications

Social Media: Recent Legal Trends and Business Implications, E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Journal, Vol. 5 Issue 1 (Winter 2014)

Getting Foster Children To and Through College: Success of the NJ Foster Scholars Program, Association for the Children of New Jersey, Harvard Law and Policy Review (September 2008)