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Surabhi Dhar

Of Counsel

Surabhi Dhar is Of Counsel at Sanford Heisler Sharp, based in India.

Surabhi’s work draws on her previous experience working in Sanford Heisler Sharp’s New York office and in practicing civil and criminal law in India. She has worked with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys representing clients including:

  • an executive who was terminated after questioning the employer’s fraudulent conduct
  • a Silicon Valley executive who encountered an intersection of racial and gender discrimination at work
  • an Indian-origin employee who encountered racial and national origin discrimination at work

Surabhi received her law degrees from the National University of Juridical Sciences, India, and Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law School, Surabhi was a student attorney at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and at the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. While earning her bachelor of laws at National University of Juridical Sciences, Surabhi was the associate editor of the Journal of Indian Law and Society, founding member of the Gender and Sexuality Forum and co-convenor of the Literary and Debating Society.

Surabhi has been licensed to practice in India since 2015. Prior to her work with Sanford Heisler Sharp, she was practicing independently in the Courts of New Delhi, primarily as a criminal lawyer. She also has substantial experience litigating civil rights, constitutional law, family law, and sexual harassment cases in India.

Surabhi drafted one of the first petitions seeking marriage equality for LGBTQIA+ persons in India, and co-founded a professional network of women criminal lawyers in India called Women in Criminal Law Association. She has written articles critiquing the lack of a formalized procedure to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against sitting Chief Justices of India.

Surabhi will work with our U.S. attorneys on international and SEC whistleblower matters, including working with whistleblowers who have knowledge of the skirting of U.S. customs law, misrepresentations by public companies, and bribery involving foreign governments.

When Surabhi is not lawyering, she enjoys all things water—especially swimming and diving—discovering independent cinema, and practicing yoga.

Education

  • LL.M. Harvard Law School
  • B.A., LL.B., National University of Juridical Sciences, India, with honors

Clinics

  • Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2024)
  • Delhi, India (2015)

Testimonials

I will not hesitate to highly recommend your firm to any of my acquaintances that encounter a similar situation

“I wanted to express my sincere thanks for your firm’s guidance and help with getting the matter with [redacted] settled this week. David [Tracey], thank you for your calm demeanor and patience in dealing with them as well as the EEOC throughout the process. It was an absolute pleasure working with someone of your professionalism and competence! I want to take this opportunity to thank Surabhi Dhar, who worked competently and incessantly upfront to get things started – Jeremy, you were right on about her! Thanks also to Danielle, who participated in our discussions upfront as well as provided valuable guidance from a CA perspective, as well as Alec for working behind the scenes with David throughout. Jeremy, it was an absolute pleasure discussing all the case details and working with you upfront – Thanks for your help getting such an expert and competent team on this matter. I will not hesitate to highly recommend your firm to any of my acquaintances that encounter a similar situation.”
– Former Client

Outstanding attorneys and an outstanding firm

“It is rare for me to write a testimonial, but this one is very well deserved. Danielle Fuschetti, Surabhi Dhar, Anika Bajpai, and all of the members of the Palo Alto, Nashville and New York offices who worked on my case were outstanding in representing me. My case had a number of complexities which the entire team helped me to navigate. The entire team was extremely understanding and successfully handled my case with a high level of professionalism, compassion, and empathy. In my opinion, Danielle, Surabhi, and Anika are all standouts and a credit to their professions, and I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone.”
– Silicon Valley Executive

Exceptional professional advice combined with a deep personal touch.

“The team at Sanford Heisler Sharp stands out for their exceptional professional skills, and unmatched attention to detail to identify the personal impact the case has on you; and fighting as a team to win. They are extremely good at bringing all parties to mediation and driving a successful settlement, not intimidated by anyone. David Sanford, Janette Wipper, and Surabhi Dhar were exceptional employment attorneys who handled my case. I would any day recommend this team to achieve winning outcomes.”
– Former CEO of major tech company