B.A., Duke; J.D., Stanford
Deepika Ravi is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C., where she focuses her practice on helping clients navigate complex issues critical to their continued operations and livelihoods. This includes counseling individual lawyers on matters of legal ethics; developing and coordinating effective internal investigations; and representing companies in government enforcement actions.
Professor Ravi’s extensive experience on legal ethics includes regularly counseling clients on ethical restrictions on the practice of law, and advising and representing clients who have received inquiries from the D.C. Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law. She is a frequent speaker on emerging issues in legal ethics, such as the ethical issues surrounding the lateral moves of individual attorneys, and rules governing lawyers’ professional independence.
Professor Ravi works regularly with companies in the tech and communications industries to help them comply—and identify potential noncompliance—with complex federal regulatory programs and requirements, particularly those governed by the Federal Communications Commission, such as the Universal Service Fund. She also has experience advising companies on compliance with state and federal privacy regulations.
Government Enforcement Actions
In addition to her investigations work, Professor Ravi has represented companies before federal regulatory agencies in enforcement and regulatory investigations, including inquiries involving the Universal Service Fund. She also has experience helping companies navigate claims arising out of the False Claims Act.
Professor Ravi maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients on a broad range of matters. Her pro bono experience includes voting rights, immigration, and domestic violence representation. She plays an active role on her firm’s Diversity Council and as a member of the South Asian Bar Association of D.C.
Professor Ravi graduated with pro bono distinction from Stanford Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, where she received the William J. Griffith University Service Award.