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 ISDA documentation. He also has represented financial institutions in prelitigation and litigation matters concerning securitizations and structured financial products.
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 U.S., 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 & Advancement in Jones Day's New York Office. He served as president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York in 2017 and continues to serve on its Private Sector Steering Committee, comprised of law firm partners and in-house counsel from the Greater New York City Area.
Prior to joining Jones Day's New York Office in September 2008, Hesh spent several months in the Firm's Sydney Office, where he worked on cross-border M&A.
- 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)
"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
Member, Momentum Council of the New York Shakespeare Exchange, a contemporary Shakespearean theater company based in New York
- Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu