Achyut J. Phadke is an associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Phadke’s work focuses on securities and complex civil litigation for corporate and financial services clients at both trial and appellate levels, as well as investigations by the SEC and other government agencies.
- Bank of America in numerous federal and state securities actions arising from the issuance of mortgage-backed securities.
- A for-profit educational institution in a qui tam action under the federal False Claims Act, which resulted in dismissal of the lawsuit and a $984,457 sanctions award against relators’ counsel.
- Hewlett Packard in successfully defeating a putative class plaintiff’s appeal from denial of class certification in a case alleging the improper escheatment of shareholders’ stock.
- A California corporation in a consolidated securities class action arising out of the company’s restatement of earnings results in federal district court and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Phadke also maintains a pro bono practice, currently representing an immigrant detainee in a civil rights action in federal court. Mr. Phadke is on the board of directors of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Phadke was a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in Palo Alto, where he worked primarily on securities and financial services litigation matters. He previously served as a law clerk with the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and was an Article Editor on the Stanford Law Review.