Achyut Phadke is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His work focuses on securities and complex civil litigation at both trial and appellate levels, as well as government and internal investigations.
Recently, Achyut has defended leading investment banks in more than a dozen cases involving the sale of mortgage-backed securities in federal courts across the country, in a series of lawsuits brought by government agencies and private institutional investors. He has represented issuers, underwriters, and officers in private securities class actions under state and federal securities laws. He also has represented corporate clients in a variety of other high-stakes civil disputes in state and federal court. He has represented corporations and their officers or members of their board of directors in internal and government investigations.
At MTO, Achyut coordinates the firm’s Financial Services and Securities practice group. He is a member of the firm’s recruiting committee and runs the firm’s Law School Liaison committee. He is also a member of the committee overseeing information technology resources and budgeting.
Achyut maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently represents the ACLU of Northern California in public records act litigation related to California’s recently proposed lethal injection regulations; and he recently represented an immigrant detainee in a civil rights action in federal court.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Achyut worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in Palo Alto, where he focused primarily on securities and financial services litigation matters. He served as a law clerk with the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena.
Achyut studied at Stanford. He graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and was an Article Editor on the Stanford Law Review. Before that, he received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction and a Master of Arts, both from Stanford University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughters.
Areas of Practice
Banking & Financial Services
• Coordinates MTO’s Financial Services and Securities Practice Group • Co-Chair of MTO’s Law School Liaison Committee • Previously a board member of the South Asian Bar Association Northern California
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