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Narges M. Kakalia

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Education

  • Fordham University (JD, 2002)
  • Oberlin College (BA, 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Narges’s practice focuses on complex business disputes, with expertise in contracts, corporate governance, executive protection, insurance coverage and risk management. Throughout her career, Narges has generated practical solutions to complex legal and business problems. She has represented clients at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, as well as in domestic and international arbitration.

Narges also advises clients on a number of issues including insurance and risk management, employment matters and non-competes, legal ethics, attorney-client privilege, and the risks, security and management of big data.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained an arbitration award of over $100 million on behalf of bondholders in an ICDR arbitration involving complex breach of contract and corporate veil-piercing issues;
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of a multinational bank of all claims in an action alleging violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Claims Act; 
  • Favorably settled CGL advertising liability coverage claim on behalf of Insured in ICC arbitration;
  • Successfully defended C-Suite executives in civil actions alleging securities fraud;
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against an art museum that was sued for conversion of antiquities allegedly misappropriated approximately 100 years ago;
  • Obtained post-deportation repatriation and asylum for pro bono client wrongfully deported by USCIS.

Narges also is committed to promoting social justice and human rights on behalf of unrepresented and marginalized individuals. She has won asylum for victims of persecution and torture from Pakistan, Cameroon, Burma, Jamaica and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and has worked on behalf of victims of domestic violence to obtain Orders of Protection.

Narges is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and Pro Bono Committee. She also manages the pro bono practice of the New York office.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Pro Bono Star Award For Excellence In Legal Advocacy - Human Rights First (2013)
  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star - General Litigation (2011 – 2014) 
  • Mintz Levin Pro Bono Award (2008)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board Vice-Chair, New York Asian Women’s Center