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Aarthi Belani


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  • New York University (LL.M. 2005; Junior Fellowship, Institute for International Law and Justice; J.D. cum laude 2004; Robert McKay Scholarship; Thurgood Marshall Fellowship); Stanford University (B.A. with honors 2001; President's Scholarship; Toyota Community Scholarship)

Bar Admissions

  • California and New York

Aarthi Belani focuses on M&A, venture deals, and social enterprise and impact investment. She represents strategic acquirers of cross-border businesses in tech and industrial tech, venture funds, strategic venture investors, and emerging growth technology companies. She also has represented the sell-side and advised on deals in the sustainability, health care, and financial services sectors.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Aarthi was on the in-house legal team covering strategy and corporate development at Credit Suisse in New York. In addition, she was a member of the Sustainability Network, a Credit Suisse OneBank (cross-divisional) initiative to develop impact investment products.

At the start of her career, Aarthi was an associate in the New York office of an international law firm for five years, where she worked on complex cross-border M&A and innovative development finance. She is a director of Bidoun, a not-for-profit publishing, curatorial, and educational initiative that prints a quarterly magazine showcasing art and culture from the Middle East.

Aarthi Belani