also known as Snehal Patil
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Snehal Patil is an experienced Silicon Valley attorney who counsels startups, emerging companies, and multinational corporations on complex corporate and technology transactions, with a particular focus on joint ventures and strategic partnerships, licensing and outsourcing, M&A, private equity and venture financing, employment, immigration and real estate. He is a former AmLaw 100 attorney having worked at the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices of Thelen, Perkins Coie and Sheppard Mullin.
Snehal has developed a special niche in international transactions involving India and has represented several Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals in their U.S. - India investments and operations. He chaired the India Practice at FisherBroyles where he joined as a partner.
Snehal served as a top-ranking federal officer in India's prestigious Civil Services, to which he was appointed by the President of India. He was also recommended for appointment to India's Cabinet Secretariat. He also worked at a leading law firm in Mumbai, India.
Snehal is licensed to practice law in California and in India, and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi languages. He is a frequent speaker and writer on legal and business issues relating to U.S.-India transactions, and has been involved in leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and the Federation of Indo-Americans (FIA).
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
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|Founder/CEO, Corporate & Technology Counsel||IndUS Counsel||2013 - Present|
|Partner & Chair, India Practice||FisherBroyles, LLP||2013 - 2013|
|Managing Associate||Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||Perkins Coie, LLP||2008 - 2011|
|Associate||Thelen, LLP||2007 - 2008|
|Associate||Chugh, LLP||2004 - 2007|
|Senior Associate||DSK Legal||2002 - 2004|
|Assistant Personnel Officer||Ministry of Railways, Government of India||2000 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Legal Counsel & Advisor||Federation of Indo-Americans||2015 - Present|
|ABA International||Liaison to North American South Asian Bar Association||2009 - 2010|
|ABA International, India Committee||Editorial Board, India Law News||2009 - 2010|
|ABA International, India Committee||Vice-Chair||2008 - Present|
|ABA International, International Antitrust Law Committee||Steering Committee Member||2008 - 2009|
|ABA International, The International Law News, Special Focus Issue on India, Vol 38, No 2||Guest Issue Editor||2008 - 2009|
|South Asian Bar Association of Northern California||Director & External Liaison||2007 - 2008|
|ABA International, Asia-Pacific Committee||Vice-Chair||2007 - 2009|
|North American South Asian Bar Association||Co-Chair, Programming||2006 - 2007|
|A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific||India Chapter||2010|
|ABA International, International Law News, Vol 38, No 2||A Lawyer's City Guide to Mumbai||2009|
|ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol. 42, No. 2||2007 Year-In-Review (India)||2008|
|ABA Sections of Antitrust Law, Business Law & International Law||ABA Comments on Implementing Regulations for and Amendments to the Merger Control Provisions of India’s Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007||2007|
|ABA International, The Asia Law News, Vol 3, No 1||To Be Or Not To Be: Liberalization of India's Legal Services Sector||2007|
|ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol 41, No 2||2006 Year-In-Review (India)||2007|
|Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, India||International Law & Diplomacy||Post-Graduate Diploma||2002|
|Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India||Sociology||M. A.||2000|
|Government Law College, University of Mumbai, India||N/A||LL. B.||1997|
|Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, India||Financial Accounting & Auditing||B. Com.||1994|
|Fourth Energy Technologies Forum, Mumbai India||Attracting Overseas Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for Clean Technologies / Emerging Energy Technology||2008|
|ABA Annual Meeting||Doing Business in India||2008|
|ABA CLE Teleconference||Asia-Pacific Antitrust Round-Up||2007|
|Spring Meeting, Berkeley||Doing Business in India||2005|