Thilini Chandrasekera represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation contexts and governmental investigations. Her practice currently focuses on securities litigations, including merger litigation and shareholder class actions in state and federal courts, and Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigations. Thilini has also advised clients with health care investigations and employment matters.
Thilini's experience includes drafting pleadings, motion practice, pretrial discovery, witness preparation for depositions and investigational hearings, taking a deposition, and 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, successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for a domestic violence restraining order, and recently won a domestic violence restraining order at trial. She is presently working on creating a template process in a Bay Area county to comply with a recently enacted California statute providing post-conviction relief for survivors of human trafficking.
- 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)