Mohit Gourisaria


Mohit Gourisaria


(650) 623-1457

Silicon Valley Office

100 Marine Parkway

Suite 300

Redwood Shores, CA 94065

New York Office

100 Park Avenue

Suite 1600

New York, NY 10017


J.D., Columbia Law School

LL.M., The London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Theatre Arts and Economics, Brandeis University


Hon. Gerard E. Lynch

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit



New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Mohit Gourisaria represents clients in complex civil litigation, regulatory, and white-collar defense matters. His ability to grasp and explain complex issues coupled with his training in theatre help him connect with judges and juries and present compelling narratives that advance his clients’ interests.

Mohit combines creative strategy with meticulous execution to win cases. He has represented industry leaders across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, pharmaceutical, education, and retail.


Prior to joining the firm, Mohit worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City and at Keker, Van Nest & Peters in San Francisco. He also clerked for Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alongside his practice, Mohit has taught legal writing and oral advocacy at Columbia and Berkeley law schools. He currently teaches a skills course entitled “Stagecraft for Lawyers” at Berkeley.


Mohit devotes substantial time to community and educational organizations. He is a board member for Shotgun Players, which brings bold and affordable theatre to Berkeley. Mohit previously served as a board member of The Conscious Kitchen and the Brandeis alumni association.

Representative Matters

  • Defended biosimilar maker Coherus Biosciences against trade-secret litigation brought by Amgen over its chemotherapy drug Neulasta.
  • Defended J.P. Morgan in the “Tassimo” litigation brought by Lehman Brothers over a multi-billion-dollar sale of complex securities as Lehman was collapsing in 2008.
  • Served as arbitration counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi in a breach-of-contract dispute.
  • Served as trial counsel to Education Management in litigation relating to its $1.5 billion restructuring.
  • Represented major retailer in an SEC inquiry relating to its procurement practices abroad.
  • Represented financial holding company in DOJ and SEC investigations relating to its sales of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented global investment-management firm in an FCPA investigation relating to its use of middlemen in the Middle East.
  • Defended JPMorgan in an adversary proceeding brought by Lehman Brothers to recover payments made to certain noteholders during the Lehman collapse.

Awards and honors

Columbia University School of Law:

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Simon H. Rifkind Prize for Best Overall Performance in First-Year Moot Court
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court: National Champion, Best National Respondent Brief, Northeast  Regional Champion
  • Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law

Brandeis University:

  • Wien International Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • Sidney S. Cohen Prize for Outstanding Work in Economics
  • IBS Award for Excellence in Finance