Vivek Tata


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Vivek Tata is a litigator with experience in complex commercial litigation and regulatory and enforcement investigations. Before law school, he was a marketing manager at Google, managing payments and retail search products across multiple international markets.  He also worked as a product manager on the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign.

In his pro bono practice, Vivek worked on a team representing an indigent death row inmate seeking certiorari review and a stay of execution from the United States Supreme Court.

Vivek earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and a research assistant to Professor Lawrence M. Friedman. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Stanford Law School
(J.D., 2016)
Gerald Gunther Prizes for Outstanding Performance (Evidence and Securities Law)
Senior Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review

Dartmouth College
(A.B., High Honors in History, 2006)

Law Clerk to the Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2017-2018

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Associate, 2016-2017

Target Boards and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States,
13 S.C. J. Int’l L. and Bus. 77 (Fall 2017)

Interrogation and Interview Reform for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Social Marketing Approach, excerpted in The National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, Competency of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (2017)

A Crime of Passion: The Goldenson Case in San Francisco, 37 Whittier L. Rev. 147 (2015) (co-authored with Professor Lawrence M. Friedman)

State Bar of New York

United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York