Thilini Chandrasekera represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation contexts and government investigations. She has defended clients in securities litigation, including merger litigation and shareholder class actions, as well as in antitrust litigation and government investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. Thilini has also advised clients in health care and employment matters.
Thilini's experience includes drafting pleadings, motion practice, pretrial discovery, witness preparation for depositions and investigational hearings, and trial preparation and advocacy, including conducting direct examinations at trial.
Thilini maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice. She is involved in the Firm's immigration asylum, anti-trafficking, constitutional policing, anti-domestic violence, and veteran assistance initiatives. Through her pro bono practice, Thilini has assisted with drafting an opposition to a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, won an immigration asylum order at trial, and obtained domestic violence restraining orders at trial and by negotiating favorable settlements. She was part of the Jones Day team that created a template process and court order in a Bay Area county to comply with a recently enacted California statute providing post-conviction relief for survivors of human trafficking.
Thilini is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the South Asian Bar Association.
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2020; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Michael T. Masin Scholar); Duke University (B.S. in Economics 2014)
- Extern to Judge Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (Spring 2020)