Law Offices of Sabra Gandhi, Esq.


 
 
Education
  Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
Columbia University, B.A., cum laude
Legal Experience
 

Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA (April 2009-Present)
Performed fund formation work for various investment funds, drafted loan agreement for cross-border loan, drafted shareholders’ agreements and other general corporate advice to small business clients.

Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, CA (Jan 2008 – Dec 2008)
Associate:  Corporate law practice that has included representation of: a private equity fund in connection with a private investment into a publicly traded blank check company; the underwriter for a public common stock offering of a health care company; and various private companies in connection with private investments, joint ventures and other similar transactions.  Pro bono representation of an unaccompanied minor in an immigration matter.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York and Tokyo (2001-2007)
Associate:  International corporate law practice that included representation of private equity funds, investment banks, sovereign governments and international and domestic corporate clients.  Served on Cleary Gottlieb’s summer program committee and international lawyers committee.
Mergers and Acquisitions Experience
Counsel to private equity funds, investment banks and companies in cross-border public and private acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, joint venture creations, and strategic investments.  Advised investment banks in connection with the issuance of fairness opinions. 
Private Equity Experience
Counsel to private equity fund for the formation of an Asian private equity fund and to major investment bank for the formation of a fund-of-funds investment vehicle. 
Capital Markets Experience
Counsel to underwriters and foreign issuers in public and private offerings, including issuances of equity, debt and convertible securities.  Counsel to governments of Indonesia and Peru for the issuance of sovereign debt securities.
Financing Experience
Counsel to Chilean electricity company for the restructuring of its credit facility through filing a pre-packaged bankruptcy in US court.  Represented lenders in connection with multi-million dollar loan facilities.
Pro Bono Experience
Represented Congolese national in immigration court in successfully obtaining political asylum.  Conducted 50-state survey of foster care statutes for Children’s Rights.  Advised immigrants regarding post-9/11 Special Registration procedures. Contributed to Migration Policy Institute’s report America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity After September 11.

Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA                    
Law Clerk:  Represented defendants in criminal and juvenile courts.  Obtained successful plea-bargains, conducted pre-trial motions and prepared for trial.  Successfully represented juvenile client at school expulsion hearing.

Nagashima & Ohno, Tokyo, Japan                   
Internship:  Intern in one of Japan’s largest corporate law firms.

 
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