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Samidh Guha


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  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1998); The Johns Hopkins University (M.A. 1998); Amherst College (B.A. cum laude 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Government Service

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York (2002-2006)

Samidh Guha draws on his experience as a former federal prosecutor to represent institutional and individual clients in high-stakes government investigations and prosecutions. He also has secured successful resolutions for clients in matters involving criminal and civil forfeiture, regulatory enforcement actions, corporate investigations, securities litigation, complex commercial and employment litigation, international arbitration, and bankruptcy litigation.

Samidh is both a skilled negotiator and courtroom advocate on behalf of clients. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in criminal and civil trials, has briefed and argued several appeals before the Second Circuit, and has considerable experience in conducting internal investigations and in pretrial litigation and motion practice. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney for several years during which time he successfully prosecuted cases involving public corruption, obstruction of justice, racketeering, firearms, and narcotics charges, including the public corruption case involving a New York State senator and others. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he conducted 13 federal criminal jury trials.

In private practice, Samidh has represented a variety of financial institutions, including major international and domestic corporate entities, financial services companies, private equity firms, and hedge funds. He also has defended clients in cutting-edge forfeiture and sanctions actions initiated by the government.

Samidh has spoken on numerous panels regarding white-collar defense, insider trading, and corporate investigations. He serves on the boards of directors of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the South Asian Youth Action! and on the executive steering committee of the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

Samidh Guha