Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Managing Partner, Seattle Office
Co-Managing Partner, United States
Chair of Diversity Committee

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158

United States of America

Ms. Wahi serves as co-managing partner of the United States, managing partner of the Seattle office, chair of the firmwide Diversity Committee, and co-chair of the firmwide India practice.

As an experienced litigator, Ms. Wahi practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She works regularly on complex contractual breach matters and has represented Fortune 50 companies in both plaintiff and defense counsel capacity for these matters. Ms. Wahi has argued before various tribunals and courts in hearings and at trial with success. She has represented clients across the country in multiple jurisdictions in commercial and intellectual property disputes. Ms. Wahi regularly represents clients in high-volume and high-stakes litigation. In this role, she is used to enforcing her client’s rights along with a team of attorneys trained specially in high-volume litigation utilizing cutting-edge technology and resources.

Ms. Wahi also acts as global coordinating counsel for litigation for several clients across a wide range of jurisdictions, countries, and subject matter areas. In this role, she has developed litigation programs for clients to drive efficiencies of costs and consistency of approach across multiple engagements and jurisdictions.

In 2019, Ms. Wahi was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Power 100” list as one of the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area. She was also named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural “Nations Best” list, which recognizes noteworthy accomplishments and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Ms. Wahi was also named to “The A List: International”, a list of the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms, compiled by The Indian Business Law Journal.

In 2018, Ms. Wahi was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States by editors and writers across The Business Journals’ network of more than 40 publications. The Puget Sound Business Journal also honored her as a 2018 “Woman of Influence”. Ms. Wahi was also recently included in the 2017-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Recognized Practitioner in the General Commercial Litigation category for Washington State. She has also been selected for inclusion in the 2017-2019 Washington Super Lawyers lists and named by Managing IP as an IP STAR from 2016-2019. Washington Diversity Council also named Ms. Wahi as one of “Washington’s Top 20 Business Women” in 2017.

Education

  • B.A., University of Delhi, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India
  • B.A., University of Cambridge, Tripos Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Automatic Conversion to M.A., Rotary Clubs International Ambassadorial Scholar, Leslie Wilson Scholarship

Admissions

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