Akash Desai focuses his practice on trademark and copyright law.

Mr. Desai also has experience with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, software licensing, and other complex commercial disputes. Further, Mr. Desai has advised clients on the constitutionality of federal administrative proceedings and on compliance with federal statutory and regulatory schemes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Desai was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Aleta A. Trauger for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Desai also worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of a large international law firm, where he practiced complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. While in law school, Mr. Desai was a Research Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, a Member of the Moot Court Board, and a recipient of the Grace Wilson Sims Prize, the Weldon B. White Prize, and the Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards in Constitutional Law I, Public International Law, and International Trade Law.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of Georgia, Member

South Asian Bar Association of Georgia ("SABAGA"), Member of the Board of Directors

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Legal Studies (2009)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2004)
  • University of Rochester, B.A., Political Science (2000)
    magna cum laude, with high honors
    Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellow

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2014)
  • New York (2006)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee — Honorable Aleta A. Trauger (Aug 2011-Aug 2013)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia — Honorable S. Martin Teel, Jr. (Jan-May 2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee — Honorable Jon P. McCalla (Aug 2004-Aug 2005)

Who We Are

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