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OPIA’s Litigating at a Small Private Public Interest Law Firm: Wrongful Convictions, Civil Rights, and Whistleblower Practice with Anand Swaminthan ’06, Partner at Loevy & Loevy

January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join OPIA and the Criminal Justice Policy Program for a talk with Anand Swaminathan, Partner at Loevy & Loevy, one of the nation’s largest civil rights firms, for a discussion of his career path and current work. Co-sponsored with CJPP. Lunch provided.

Anand Swaminathan is a partner at Loevy & Loevy, one of the nation’s largest civil rights firms. Loevy & Loevy is based in Chicago, but litigates all over the country. Anand joined Loevy & Loevy in 2010. Since joining the firm, Anand has worked on a broad range of constitutional and civil rights cases, including wrongful convictions, the denial of medical care to inmates and detainees in jails and prisons, police shootings, and retaliation for exercising free speech rights. Anand also represents whistleblowers alleging corporate and financial fraud under federal and state False Claims Acts, the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and other federal and state statutes. Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Anand worked as an associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, a New York law firm specializing in plaintiff-side employment matters, including individual and class action lawsuits. Anand graduated from Harvard Law School in 2006. He was awarded the Andrew L. Kaufman Award for his pro bono service, served as an officer and member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and an editor on the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Following law school, Anand clerked for Judge Theodore H. Katz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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January 31, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising


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