Anand Sambhwani is an experienced trial attorney who has been solely responsible for litigating major cases throughout the country. Before joining Keller/Anderle, he was with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. While at “Main Justice” Anand handled complex commercial disputes, financial fraud, class actions, and employment litigation. He first-chaired trials involving more than $100 million in dispute, and second-chaired trials with over $300 million at stake. For his outstanding work, Mr. Sambhwani won the DOJ Civil Division’s Special Commendation Award (November 2017).
Anand was lead counsel for the United States in business cases nationwide filed in the Court of Federal Claims and Court of International Trade, and argued appeals before the Federal Circuit. He has regularly appeared in district courts throughout the U.S., giving him an unusual perspective on regional differences in the application of federal rules.
Before working at Main Justice, Mr. Sambhwani spent six years at a premier trial boutique in Dallas, Texas, where he handled litigation involving complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage, oil & gas, intellectual property, antitrust, business torts, white collar crime, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and product liability. These cases were both multi-state (California, New York, Colorado and Texas) and international (the United Kingdom and Curacao). In 2014, Super Lawyers named him a “Rising Star” in Texas. Anand was honored with a “2019 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” award for his role as second chair in Yellowstone Women’s First Step House, Inc., et al. v. City of Costa Mesa.
Anand routinely appears in federal and state courts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of complex and “bet-the-business” commercial litigation. Anand’s advocacy includes representing Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, private investment funds and high-net worth individuals. His clients have included Perry Ellis International, AT&T Inc., Sandvik AB, 3M, FLIR Systems, and International Workplace Group (formerly Regus) in complex litigation with substantial legal exposure. He was one of the lead attorneys in lawsuits on behalf of The St. Joe Company – a Florida real estate developer and asset manager – against BP’s contractors for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. His recent work for AT&T included favorably settling a class action lawsuit alleging tens of millions in damages.
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Notre Dame Law School, Mr. Sambhwani is a member of the State Bars of California, New York and Texas. He is fluent in Hindi.