Shivani Poddar is an experienced litigator, who focuses her practice on a broad range of commercial, securities, real estate and employment-related disputes in federal, state and bankruptcy courts and arbitration.
Shivani frequently represents financial institutions, institutional investors, commercial real estate firms, insurance companies, healthcare companies, and other domestic and international entities, in all phases of litigation, often obtaining favorable results pre-litigation. Shivani also has extensive experience in bankruptcy-related matters, in which she has advised distressed note holders and creditor committees.
Shivani’s past representations include representing investors of a defunct hedge fund in litigation against the hedge fund’s service providers; defending an investment advisor against fraud claims arising from investments in collateralized debt obligations; representing the managing partner of a real estate development company in a dispute with an investment partner; representing the largest Madoff feeder fund in federal litigation to recover billions paid out to investors; representing the bankruptcy trustee in a fraudulent transfer action, stemming from one of the largest leveraged buy-out transactions on record; and defending employers in wage and hour class actions.
Shivani was recognized by the New York Law Journal as a Rising Star for 2020, an accolade given to a handful of New York City’s most promising lawyers under 40, whose accomplishments have contributed notably to the law and the legal community.
Prior to joining Herrick, Shivani was an associate with Brown Rudnick LLP. Before entering private practice, she held internships for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey; the U.S. Department of Justice; 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.