Narges M. Kakalia

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

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Narges’s practice focuses on complex business disputes, with expertise in securities litigation, 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;
  • Successfully defended minority owners of an overvalued hedge fund in civil and regulatory actions after which no charges were brought against the clients;
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against an art museum that was sued for conversion of antiquities allegedly misappropriated approximately 100 years ago;
  • Conducted various internal investigations arising out of anonymous allegations of fraud and securities fraud;
  • Successfully defended several plaintiffs in multiple  putative class actions alleging website inaccessibility and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act; and    
  • 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 chairs the Mintz Levin Alumni Program. In addition, she is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and manages the pro bono practice of the New York office.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Included on Crain's New York Business Leading Women Lawyers in New York City (2018), a list of 100 “women who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities."
  • New York Super Lawyers: General Litigation (2015 – 2017)
  • 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, Womankind