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Head of Akin Gump’s Supreme Court and appellate practice. Pratik has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (winning all but three), and over 50 cases in the federal courts of appeals (including in every circuit).
Under Pratik’s leadership, Akin Gump has been a mainstay on NLJ’s Appellate Hot List, named one of the top three appellate practices in the Best of Corporate Counsel rankings, and recognized as Law360’s Practice Group of the Year.
Previously, Pratik served for more than five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the DOJ. He received a number of awards for his advocacy before the Supreme Court during that time, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his role as lead drafter of the successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor.
Advisory Committee on Procedures, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, American Bar Association; Trustee, Supreme Court Historical Society; National Advisory Council, South Asian Bar Association of North America; Master, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
B.S.E., Princeton University, summa cum laude