Overview

Raj is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the litigation group.  He has experience in a wide range of complex business matters, including in the areas of securities fraud, antitrust, shareholder derivative actions, M&A litigation, banking litigation, commercial contract disputes, business torts, trademark infringement and claims under the bankruptcy code.

Recent Representative Experience:

  • Representing and counseling public-company buyers and sellers in M&A transactions in connection with Section 14 and other disclosure-based claims
  • Representing a Fortune Global 2000 company in earn-out litigation relating to its acquisition of a domestic business unit
  • Counseling a large national bank regarding potential liabilities arising from its sale and securitization of mortgage loans and representing it in negotiations with counterparties to settle those liabilities
  • Representing a medical practice in asserting claims against a private-equity buyer who walked away from a purchase agreement to acquire the practice
  • Representing a Fortune 500 company in a real-estate dispute affecting the site of its corporate headquarters
  • Representing a Fortune 500 financial institution in defense of securities litigation arising out of its underwriting of mortgage-backed securities
  • Representing a public-company retailer in achieving dismissal of securities-fraud claims arising out of the company’s disclosures relating to its prospects following a large acquisition
  • Representing a municipality in litigation against a developer involving financial disputes relating to a large mixed-use development
  • Defending a steel-processing company against trade-secret claims arising out of its hiring of employees who previously worked at a competitor
  • Advising companies on distribution and eCommerce channel structures and agreements designed to protect brand value and leading comprehensive enforcement programs against unauthorized sellers
  • Successfully prosecuting trademark-infringement actions by leading consumer-product manufacturers against unauthorized sellers
  • Representing a “Big Four” public accounting firm in defense of a securities fraud class action alleging accounting fraud at an audit client
  • Advising a public company’s board of directors regarding its evaluation of acquisition proposals and representing the directors in shareholder litigation relating to their approval of a going-private transaction
  • Representing a public specialty-chemicals company in an arbitration arising out of its divestiture of a manufacturing division
  • Representing a Fortune 100 conglomerate in achieving dismissal of price-discrimination claims under the Robinson-Patman Act

Raj received his J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was named a Pomeroy Scholar and a Butler Scholar and was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Before joining Vorys, Raj practiced for several years as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.  Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Before attending law school, Raj served as a Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary in the White House.

Prior Associations

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, 2005-2009

Honors & Recognitions

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Litigation, 2014-2015

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Activities

The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, Board of Trustees

Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Fellow

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Chair of the Litigation Section, 2016-2017

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020 Fellow

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio

Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland, Board of Trustees, 2012-2018

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Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude

Yale University, B.A., 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Various Federal Courts
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2004-2005
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