Shivani Poddar is a partner in Herrick’s Litigation Department, where she focuses on a broad range of commercial and securities disputes.
Shivani has frequently represented hedge funds, private equity firms and media companies in litigation involving contract disputes, commercial torts, securities transactions, licensing disputes and content distribution. She also has substantial experience in domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the ICC, AAA, ICDR, CPR and JAMS. In addition, Shivani has counseled official creditor committees, equity security holders and distressed note holders in bankruptcy-related matters.
Shivani’s past representations include defending an investment advisor against fraud claims arising from investments in collateralized debt obligations; representing the largest Madoff feeder fund in federal litigation to recover billions paid out to investors; and representing a wearable athletic technology company in litigation against defendants alleged to have misappropriated proprietary technology and client information. Her arbitration experience includes advising a cable broadcasting company in an ICC arbitration against a major satellite broadcaster in connection with television broadcasting rights worth over $1.3 billion, and counseling a Canadian private equity firm in an ICDR arbitration in connection with a contract dispute with its placement agent.
Prior to joining Herrick, Shivani was an associate with Brown Rudnick LLP. Before entering private practice, she held internships for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs; the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey; Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in the Office of the New York State Attorney General; Senator Edward M. Kennedy; and Member of Parliament Paul Farrelly (London, United Kingdom).
While in law school, Shivani served as Note & Comment Editor of the American University International Law Review. She was also on the Moot Court Honor Society, receiving honorable mention for a brief and proceeding as a finalist in the oral rounds in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria).
Shivani is fluent in Hindi.