The firm is led by Mr. B T Venkatesh and members of the firm strive to understand the client's requirements and together with their grasp of the laws and the practical experience gained by them have successfully completed several complex litigations and also known for their pro bono litigation for underprivileged and marginalized communities.
B T VENKATESH
Founder & Managing Partner:
B T Venkatesh enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1986. In a career spanning three decades, his body of work has involved many roles ranging from acting as lead internal counsel for a multi national construction firm to being an independent Advocate with a diverse body of litigation experience. In his experience as a Litigation counsel, he has represented clients in Intellectual Property litigations, corporate criminal liability matters, labour and industrial disputes, real estate litigations, criminal trials and family law litigation. He served as the State Public Prosecutor in the High Court of Karnataka, during which time he represented the State in numerous high profile cases.
He has a significant passion for pro bono work and has advanced the cause of vulnerable populations such as sexual minorities, indigenous tribes, women and children against human rights abuses and violations. Outside of his work as a litigator, Mr. Venkatesh is a well known speaker and writer who regularly delivers lectures across the country, besides authoring a number of fact finding reports, papers and articles. Mr. Venkatesh’s work has been featured in and inspired numerous documentaries and short films, the prominent ones being “Purple Skies” by Sridhar Rangayan and “Let the Butterflies Fly” by Gopal Menon.
Human Rights Violations against Sexual Minorities in India, A PUCL-K fact-finding report about Bangalore
Worrying Conditions Of Sub Contracted Indian Workers In Iraq: Gross Violation Of Human Rights- Need For An Enquiry
Domain Partner (Corporate Law)
Ashok G.V. is a Domain Partner with ReachLaw under the Strategic Tie up with TMT Law Practice, Bengaluru. He specialises in Commercial Litigation. As part of his practise, he advises clients in the aerospace, manufacturing and food and beverage sectors and represents clients in litigations before trial courts, tribunals, authorities and high courts in Debt Recovery Proceedings, Industrial Disputes, Union and State Tax Legislation, International Law, contract law, Real Estate Law and Intellectual property enforcements.
Pro bono forms a significant portion of Ashok’s works. As a Governing Council Member of Enfold Proactive Health Trust, he has collaborated with Reach Law in providing legal services to victims of Child Sexual Abuse and their families and survivors of Domestic violence. He also undertakes training and capacity building programs for law enforcement across the State of Karnataka and serves as a member of the Ethics Committee of a leading hospital in Bangalore.
- “The Novartis Judgement as a Measure of India’s Commitment to Universal Healthcare” (a talk for businesses owners, management students, faculties of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and University of St Gallen, Switzerland) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Bangalore, on November 11, 2014
- “Highlighting Poor Enforcement of India’s Environmental Laws Using the Ganga Water Pollution Case Study” (a talk for businesses, environmental activists, officials of swissnex India), at swissnex india office, Bangalore, on April 29, 2013
N K VINODA
N K Vinoda is a Partner specializing in the field of Corporate Criminal Liability. She brings in the required expertise in the field of corporate criminal liability. Highly motivated with excellent research skills and probing eye in the areas of investigation and prosecution of matters relating to corporate fraud, she adds to the strength of the firm in the field. Her analytical skills are an asset to the firm. Her interests are also lie in the area of litigation of matters relating to family law, child sexual abuse, protection from domestic violence as part of community related services of the firm.
M P MOHAN
Domain Partner (Forensic Auditing)
M P Mohan is a Domain Partner (Forensic Auditing) with ReachLaw. He is a highly reputed chartered accountant with a flair for Forensic Auditing. He brings in the much needed expertise to the firm in the areas of Corporate Criminal Liability, Fraud Investigation and support for prosecution. He provides his range of services on taxation matters relating to Firms, LLPs and Companies. He is associated with number of Charitable organizations actively takes part in Socio Legal Development Initiative of the Firm
Dr. SAMPURNA BEHURA
Head (Socio Legal Development Initiative)
Sampurna Behura heads Socio Legal Development Initiative of ReachLaw. A Well known esearcher & activist with two decades of experience in handling Socio Legal issues for underprivileged and marginalized communities. On her own she has successfully petitioned with the SC on Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act 2005, through the "Union of India vs Sampurna Behura” PIL. A well known activist and Human Rights defender in India, whose body of work range from grass root level to national policy level. She has participated in numerous conferences and action programmes across India on wide range of issues. Excellent in policy research, was part well known organisations like United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, National Human Rights Commission Study and Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, Association for Development & Delhi Police( for rehabilitation of sexual abuse victims and setting a Crisis Intervention Center in different districts of Delhi), Human Rights Law Network, Global Cancer Concern India. Proven experience in Resource mobilisation, liaising across with various stakeholders - Bureaucrats, Police, Judiciary and Development agencies. Self-starter and multi-tasker with sound execution skill. Prolific peaker and author on number of subjects of Human Rights and Law.
NHRC Report on Non Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act.
Study and Report on Sexual Abuse cases in Delhi.
Domain Partner ( Criminal Law)
Praveen Chandrashekar, is a Domain Partner and an attorney having two decades of experience and expertise in Consulting and litigation on Criminal Law. His portfolio of criminal law litigation has some of the well known cases and trials. He is known for his penchant for out of the box thinking and problem solving techniques. Loved by all for his unassuming and soft spoken attitude and for his clarity of thought and precise advise. He has large body of work of Pro Bono litigation for the underprivileged and marginalized communities.
Senior Associate (Corporate Governance)
Prathyusha Asuudi is a qualified Company Secretary and Senior Associate (Corporate Governance) at ReachLaw. Provides much needed expertise in the field of Corporate Governance to the firm. Her experience with number of coroprate entities and exposure to range of issues of corporate governance coupled with her problem solving abilities and multitasking skills make her a asset to the firm and its work. She is also a trained classical singer.
PURUSHOTHAM M S
Senior Associate (Litigation)
Purushotham M S is the lead lawyer and Senior Associate (Litigation) at ReachLaw. He is longstanding counsel working for the firm. He is known for his commitment. Patient hearing, incisive analysis, problem solving skills and his familiarity with law, courts and their functioning make him an asset to the firm. Many clients vouch for his commitment and expertise in litigation matters. Unassuming and very soft spoken, a man who makes difference in matters of litigation. Has large body of Pro Bono litigation for underprivileged and margialized groups more particularly to LGBTi groups in Southern India.
Kruthi B is Associate (Litigation) at ReachLaw. She is sincere, hardworking and excellent researcher. Her analytical skills helps her understand complex problems of the client and provides a simple and comprehensive solution, that makes her unique. She has inclination towards criminal law, IPR and human right violation cases.She is an asset to ReachLaw and its clients.
Abhinag is an Associate (Litigation) at ReachLaw. He is dynamic and resourceful. His research skills and her proactive approach to litigant and the litigation makes him unique. Excellent in interpersonal skills and skillful in presentation makes him is an asset to ReachLaw and its clients. He is penchant for community service and reaching out to the underprevilaged and the marginal communities, which has made him an important person in ReachLaw's Socio Legal Development initiative (SLDi).
ReachLaw boasts of team of advisors, senior professionals and litigation attorneys across India. Our senior professionals are from diverse and rich legal background who are nationally and internationally recognized and honored for their outstanding contribution to society. ReachLaw also boasts of excellent team of associate counsels across India.