Hesh Parlikad represents companies and financial institutions in all phases of litigation, including trial, arbitration, and appellate proceedings. His practice focuses on disputes involving complex financial products and securities, and he has litigated and tried novel disputes arising out of the Lehman bankruptcy concerning derivatives governed by International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) documentation. He also has represented financial institutions in prelitigation and litigation matters concerning securitizations and structured financial products. In 2020, Hesh was named as one of only five "Next Generation Partners" by The Legal 500 for financial services litigation in the United States.
In addition, Hesh has in-depth experience with cross-border issues arising from claims based on the U.S. securities laws against foreign issuers. He advised Tech Mahindra on the U.S. securities laws that were implicated in its successful acquisition of India-based and NYSE-listed Satyam Computer Services in 2009. Since then, he has advised Tech Mahindra in securities and investor cases in the United States and England. By coordinating court and regulatory proceedings in the United States, England, and India, Hesh helped Tech Mahindra successfully resolve much of the worldwide investor claims faced by Satyam. He frequently counsels other clients on diverse cross-border legal issues involving India as well.
Hesh serves as the chair for Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement in Jones Day's New York Office. He also chairs the Endorsements Committee of the South Asian Bar Association of North America. In addition, he is a former president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and serves on its Private Sector Steering Committee.
- Tulane University (J.D. cum laude 2008; Moot Court Board; Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property); Vanderbilt University (B.E. in Biomedical Engineering cum laude 2005)
- New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- Intern, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice, Dallas, Texas (October-December 2005)
"Next Generation Partner" for financial services litigation, The Legal 500 (2020)
"Rising Star," New York Law Journal (2018)
"Rising Star," South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) (2018)
Member, 2016 class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a landmark program created to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession
- Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu