Jenner & Block

Ravi Ramanathan is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense practice group.  He has experience in criminal and civil matters and maintains an active pro bono practice.  He also serves on the firm’s Associate Board of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Mr. Ramanathan represents both corporations and individuals in connection with government and internal investigations in a variety of subject-matter areas.  His work has included participating in the monitorship of a major financial institution following a settlement with regulators related to violations of U.S. tax and securities laws; conducting multiple internal investigations regarding workplace misconduct and ethics; and defending traders in federal investigations of alleged market manipulation.

Mr. Ramanathan also maintains an active and varied pro bono practice in a variety of civil and criminal matters.  Among other pro bono engagements, he briefed a successful petition for a writ of habeas corpus that secured the freedom of a business owner and father from immigration detention.  Mr. Ramanathan also represents a nationwide class of military veterans challenging the practices of military discharge review boards related to PTSD, and represents indigent clients in federal criminal proceedings. 

A Massachusetts native, Mr. Ramanathan received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.  While at Yale, he was a Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal and an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.  He also served as the President of the Project for Law & Education at Yale.  Before his career in law, Mr. Ramanathan was a 2009 Teach for America corps member working as a high school biology and chemistry teacher in the Mississippi Delta. 

Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Hon. Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.