Consumer & Class Actions,
Contract & Commercial,
Anjali Srinivasan represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation, including in intellectual property matters and class actions. She also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes civil rights cases, wrongful conviction matters, and immigration cases. She has worked on behalf of a broad range of clients, from individuals to large public corporations, and is committed to delivering all of her clients the results they seek.
She formerly served as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney's office where she investigated and prosecuted police misconduct cases, reviewed wrongful conviction matters, and prosecuted three jury trials. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at the New York office of a large national firm, and also completed clerkships for Hon. Thelton E. Henderson of the Northern District of California and Hon. Barrington D. Parker of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
We defended biosimilar maker Coherus Biosciences against trade secret litigation brought by Amgen over its chemotherapy drug Neulasta. Through our defense of Coherus in this litigation, Coherus was able to introduce a biosimilar drug to the market to provide much needed competition and price savings to patients.
We represented Twitter in a civil lawsuit in N.D. Cal. filed by a Saudi Arabian political dissident related to rogue Twitter employees who improperly accessed account information about Plaintiff and other Twitter users while acting as covert operatives for the Saudi Arabian government. Plaintiff brought Stored Communications Act, Unfair Competition Law, invasion of privacy, intentional & negligent misrepresentation, concealment, and negligent supervision claims, attempting to hold Twitter as liable for its rogue employees’ actions. The Court recently dismissed the case with prejudice.
We represented Varian, a world leader in radiotherapy medical devices for the treatment of cancer, in prosecuting claims against one of its competitors for the infringement of two patents covering radiation delivery technology.
We represent technology company Lyft, which connects individuals in need of a ride to drivers willing to transport them. This putative class action addresses an issue critical to the new economy: whether Lyft drivers have been misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. In summer 2016, the parties entered into a proposed settlement that does not require the re-classification of Lyft drivers as employees. The court approved the settlement in early 2017.
We defeated a putative class action filed against a leading on-demand technology company, Instacart, which connects customers with personal shoppers for grocery shopping and home delivery. The class action addressed an issue critical to the new “sharing economy:” whether personal shoppers who use Instacart’s technology platform were properly considered independent contractors rather than employees. The court issued its order dismissing the class action claims in November 2015.
We defended the United States’ largest self-storage operator, Public Storage, from a consumer class action lawsuit. The plaintiff alleged our client deceived customers who bought tenant insurance policies. The plaintiff claimed Public Storage sold tenant insurance to him and other storage consumers without properly disclosing that the company retains a “substantial portion” of the premiums. The suit claimed that the insurance program offered by Public Storage was “a hidden profit center for itself that kicks back unconscionable profits at the expense of consumers.” The suit, filed in Miami federal court, sought restitution for all of the insurance premiums paid to Public Storage by its customers over the past four years. Within three months of being retained, and just seven months before trial, we prevailed on a Summary Judgment Motion which dismissed the class’ RICO claim. The matter settled favorably two days before trial.
This 2-day program, 1/24/22 and 1/25/22, qualifies for 6 hours of general CLE credit, 1 hour of ethics credit, and 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.
Keker, Van Nest & Peters is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated David Rosen, Travis Silva, and Anjali Srinivasan to its partnership effective January 1, 2022. Read more
Lawyers from Keker, Van Nest & Peters filed an amicus brief on behalf of more than 150 distinguished economists today, in support of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, to urge the United States Supreme Court to affirm a federal appellate court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization holding that pre-viability abortions are constitutionally protected. Read more
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Travis Hall, a Black 23-year-old San Francisco graphic designer and a recent Fordham University graduate, who was unlawfully detained, beaten and arrested by SFPD officers. Read more
Ajay Krishnan and his team have partnered with the ACLU on behalf of young black man who was beaten by San Francisco police. Read more