Taft Welcomes Sohan Dasgupta to DC Litigation Team

Taft is pleased to welcome Sohan Dasgupta, Ph.D. to the firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Litigation practice group.

Dasgupta’s extensive expertise includes representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, trial and appellate courts, government agencies, state legislatures, and Congress. His practice includes trial and appellate litigation, public law, investigations (including congressional, regulatory, and internal), regulatory and compliance matters, and international disputes (such as international trade and international arbitration). Dasgupta successfully has represented clients before the Supreme Court, the lower courts, and Congress in high-profile matters.

Dasgupta’s background in government and the private sector helps inform his expertise. Dasgupta is the former Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). In these positions, he played a prominent leadership role in numerous important matters involving international trade (export controls, sanctions, customs compliance, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Team Telecom, and supply chain, among other areas), national security, intelligence, and domestic policy. Prior to joining Taft, he was a partner in another large full-service law firm.

Dasgupta’s educational history has also shaped his expertise. He holds a Ph.D. in the law of international trade and arbitration from the University of Cambridge. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University; his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, signaling his rank in the top tenth of the graduating class); and his M.Sc. from the University of Oxford. Dasgupta is an adjunct professor at George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School.

At the beginning of his legal career, Dasgupta served as a law clerk to The Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to The Honorable David A. Faber at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He has been invited to address Parliaments and Congresses (including the Romanian Parliament, the Hungarian Parliament, the Congress of Guatemala, and the Latin American Parliament) on consequential legal and economic issues. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his legal and civic contributions. Dasgupta maintains an active pro bono practice and is involved with charitable engagements.

“We are so pleased to welcome Sohan to Taft,” said Lacy Johnson, Taft Washington, DC partner-in-charge. “Sohan further increases our strength and overall presence in Washington, DC as we continue to aggressively grow our diverse and experienced team to better serve our clients.”

Taft’s recently opened Washington, DC office, located at 200 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20001, includes members of the firm’s Litigation Group, including Compliance, Investigations, and White Collar Defense attorneys, and the Public Affairs Strategies Group. The firm’s Washington, DC office is focused on providing government relations services, commercial litigation, compliance, investigations, and white-collar defense, all with Taft’s client-driven focus in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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