Mr. Srivatsan is a Partner in the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware office.
After graduating as a physicist from India’s prestigious Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai, India, Mr. Srivatsan dual-qualified with a business (M.B.A.) and law degrees (LL.B./B.L.) and practiced in India as a corporate/infrastructure lawyer and a management turnaround consultant. In 1997 he worked alongside Simmons & Simmons, London, U.K., in a $2.5 billion metro rail system, advising the City of Bangalore, India.
Upon emigrating to the USA in 1999, Mr. Srivatsan re-qualified with Juris Doctor (cum laude) and LL.M. Degrees from Delaware Law School (cum laude) and Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in corporate, finance and securities law litigation. His U.S. law experiences include corporate litigation at Morris James LLP, Wilmington, DE, and compliance, securities litigation and prosecutions at the U.S.S.E.C.’s Compliance and Enforcement Divisions, Washington, D.C. Mr. Srivatsan earned wide respect from his numerous clients, and Delaware Bar colleagues and judges, for his skillful and compassionate representations in criminal trial practice when at the Delaware Public Defender’s Office, representing criminally accused indigents and other individuals, and obtaining significant and favorable verdicts in jury, nonjury and violation of probation trials.
In his corporate law practice, Mr. Srivatsan engaged in significant litigation that has helped shape the contours of Delaware fiduciary law in the areas of Delaware’s Uniform Tortfeasor Act and directorial direct/derivative duties including in the so-called Zone of Insolvency. He contributed to significant prosecutions while at the U.S.S.E.C. in a wide range of securities fraud matters. He has also engaged in significant pro bono litigation since 2003 in several states in the areas of wrongful conviction (PA), commercial litigation (NJ), excessive force (DE), medical deportation defense (DC/MD) and family/guardian ad litem representations (DE). Additionally, Mr. Srivatsan actively lobbied Congress through a local nonprofit, to try and amend the National Organ Transplant Act, 1984, to help speed up kidney transplants through more responsive laws to prevent increasing numbers of fatalities to U.S. Citizens.
Mr. Srivatsan was a Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellow Clerk for Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely at the Supreme Court of Delaware (2004-2005), and clerked/interned for Chief Judge Kevin Gross at the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (2009). He was an active member of the Delaware Law School Moot Court Honor Society, and twice finalist in moot court competitions.
Mr. Srivatsan has taught operations management, management and law in universities abroad. He has been an avid competitive sportsman, formerly in martial arts at national and international competitions.
Mr. Srivatsan is admitted to practice in Delaware, New York, the District of Columbia, and India, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.