Anand R. Upadhye is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Services Department. Before joining Schnader, Mr. Upadhye worked at Berding & Weil, where he practiced general commercial and real estate litigation. As a litigation associate, he argued several key motions in both court and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He also conducted and defended depositions, negotiated settlements and served as second chair in a three-week long corporate breach of fiduciary duty jury trial in which his trial team obtained a 12-0 defense verdict. In trial, Mr. Upadhye cross-examined witnesses, argued evidentiary motions, and drafted the closing argument.
Mr. Upadhye started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney's office, where he tried criminal cases and appeared at arraignments, sentencing and probation hearings. During law school he interned for Magistrate Judge J. Dennis Doyle in Washington D.C. Superior Court and argued three appellate cases in an internship with the California Office of the Attorney General. He represented his law school as a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board and the Trial Team, competing in oral advocacy tournaments from California to Austria. Before law school, Mr. Upadhye worked as a litigation paralegal. As an undergraduate, he served as a senator in the Associated Students of the University of California.
Pro Bono Activities
- Election Protection Program, The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law