Reena Gambhir is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, is a member of the firm's Management Committee, and serves as the firm's U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") Partner. Reena represents a diverse array of clients around the world, including global businesses and individuals who have suffered losses due to anticompetitive behavior. She has played a leading role in some of the largest and most complex antitrust cases in the United States, including where she helped secure settlements of over 2.3 billion dollars on behalf of investors against some of the largest banks in the world. Reena’s wide-ranging experience allows her to uniquely advise and act for clients in all stages of litigation around the world, and achieve wide-ranging innovative strategies and solutions. Reena is committed to the private civil enforcement of competition law around the world.
In addition to her work in antitrust, Reena practices international environmental threats and human rights cases, including representing residents of Bhopal, India who were exposed to toxic wastes surrounding the Union Carbide Plant following the 1984 gas leak, and recently on behalf of a class of South African Gold Miners who suffered occupational lung disease.
As the firm’s U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") Partner, Reena leads the execution of the firm’s U.S. diversity strategy as well as ongoing and new initiatives to build a more inclusive culture and embrace a widely diverse workforce. She builds upon the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of its business, including recruiting, hiring, training, leader development, business development, policies and practices. She also serves on the Pro Bono Committee and Summer Associate Committee.
Reena represents clients across a broad range of industries, including individual and institutional investors, farmers, miners, consumers, and corporations and other businesses and individuals who purchased products at prices inflated by anticompetitive conduct.
The George Washington University, National Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2004, Thurgood Marshall Scholar
University of Chicago, M.A., 2000
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1999
District of Columbia
Elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor afforded to less than one-third of one percent of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.
Appointed Leadership, American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust International Task Force
Member, South Asian Bar Association
Member, International Human Rights Society
Member, Women’s Antitrust Plaintiffs Association
Elected Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2014 - Present)
Member, Hausfeld Summer Associate Committee
- "Pathways to Partnership," South Asian Bar Association (July 16, 2019), Panelist
- "Class Actions and Private Actions," George Mason Law Review's 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium, (Feb. 19, 2015), Speaker
- "Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct," presented at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement (Sept. 2008), Co-Author
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Global Competition Review
- 'Women in Antitrust' list in 2021
- 'Litigation of the Year - Cartel Prosecution' - an honor she received as a leader of the In re Foreign Exchange Antitrust Benchmark Litigation case team in 2016
- '40-under-40' antitrust lawyer in the world by the Global Competition Review in 2014
- Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers 2022
- Leading Global Litigation Lawyer in 2021 and 2023
- Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer since 2019
- Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer since 2019
- Recommended Lawyer, Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff since 2018
- Next Generation Lawyer, Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff since 2018
- Top Minority Business Leader by the The Washington Business Journal in 2015 - an honor held for the top 25 Greater Washington leaders who embody entrepreneurial drive, creativity and success in business.
- Rising Star in Washington, DC by The National Law Journal in 2014 - recognizing the top 40-under-40 Washington D.C. lawyers across all disciplines whose legal accomplishments belie their age.
- Rising Star by Law360 in 2015
- Woman Worth Watching by the Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2013 and in 2015 - an award held for selected women who have distinguished themselves in their career.
- Elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation - an honor afforded to less than one-third of one percent of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.