Sourabh Mishra focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and investigations. Mr. Mishra represents individuals and companies in complex commercial litigation matters across a wide array of industries, including medical devices, information analytics, food and beverage, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, and technology hardware and equipment. In addition, he regularly represents individuals and corporations in connection with complex and sensitive internal investigations and governmental inquiries.
As a valued member of multiple high-profile trial teams, Mr. Mishra is strategic about scrutinizing the key facts and legal issues at stake for his clients, especially with regard to issues that will be critical at trial. Mr. Mishra has experience in all stages of the litigation process, from pre-complaint investigations to post-verdict briefings. His notable clients have included Amazon, Monster Energy, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Amgen, Peloton, Endo Pharmaceuticals, the city of Santa Monica, and T-Mobile.
During law school, Mr. Mishra spent his first summer working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York and externed during his third year with the Honorable Debra A. Livingston on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was also named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as notes editor for the Columbia Law Review.
Before attending law school, Mr. Mishra worked as a legal analyst at Soros Fund Management in New York City. As an undergraduate, he was the recipient of the Jeffrey L. Pressman Prize for the best thesis in the field of American Politics and the Colby Government Prize for his performance as a government major.
Representing a leading fitness technology company in federal court litigation and arbitration disputes.
Representing a leading beverage manufacturer in various matters involving claims of false advertising, trade secret misappropriation, and trademark issues.
Representing a technology hardware and equipment company which provides voice and visual communications solutions in a patent dispute filed in the S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against a competing company for infringement of his client’s patent.
Representing a national nonprofit organization in California state court litigation, prevailing on several dispositive motions on that organization’s behalf.
Represented a leading telecommunications company, who prevailed in a three-week federal jury trial in Seattle, Washington, involving trade secret theft and breach of contract. Mr. Mishra served as trial counsel and was engaged in all aspects of the trial, including second-chairing witnesses, preparing direct and cross-examinations, developing opening and closing argument presentations, and helping draft the post-trial briefing. He also participated in all aspects of the pretrial preparation, including preparing fact witnesses for direct examination.
Prevailed in a confidential arbitration for an information analytics company in a business dispute that included claims of breach of contract. Mr. Mishra served as trial counsel and was heavily involved in all aspects of the arbitration, including second-chairing the direct and cross-examinations of eight witnesses, preparing direct and cross-examinations, developing the closing argument presentations, and helping draft the post-arbitration briefing. He also participated in all aspects of the pretrial preparation, including assisting in preparing fact witnesses for direct examination.
Achieved a favorable settlement for a pharmaceutical company in an insider trading securities class action before the S. District Court for the Central District of California involving insider trading claims brought by classes of investors in a third-party public company.
Served as lead associate on and supervised an investigation for the city of Santa Monica regarding a review and assessment of allegations of unethical conduct by public officials and the efficacy of an anti-corruption municipal statute. Mr. Mishra played a critical role in drafting and developing a best practices report that was ultimately submitted to the city with specific recommendations for changes to rules and procedures as well as suggested amendments to the municipal anti-corruption law. He was vital to all parts of the investigation, including reviewing preliminary materials, developing and organizing witness interview lists, and conducting witness interviews.
- Named to the Southern California Rising Stars list (2020)