Ishan K. Bhabha is a partner in the litigation department and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. Since joining the firm in 2012, his practice has focused on complex issues of regulatory, constitutional, and commercial law.
Mr. Bhabha's practice has spanned a wide variety of substantive areas of law including securities, media, communications, aerospace, energy, education, sports, copyright, criminal and banking. Mr. Bhabha has also worked extensively with startup companies and has helped them navigate the intersection between innovative technologies and existing regulatory structures. He served as the lead associate in matters pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as federal and state trial and appellate courts. In addition, Mr. Bhabha has second-chaired a federal trial in the Northern District of California and a multi-week arbitration, representing the clients in all stages of the litigation including presenting opening and closing statements and examining multiple witnesses. Mr. Bhabha also has an active pro bono practice. He has presented oral argument on behalf of criminal defendants three times in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and once in both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Mr. Bhabha received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 2004. He received his J.D. in 2009, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Harvard Law Review and was a member of the winning team of the Ames Moot Court competition. Mr. Bhabha clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bhabha previously worked in the Criminal Appellate section of the Department of Justice. While working at the Department of Justice, Mr. Bhabha presented three oral arguments in the United States Courts of Appeals and filed numerous briefs and oppositions to petitions for certiorari. Mr. Bhabha was also previously an associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Bhabha is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.