Reed Smith brochure 2021/22

Diversity, equity & inclusion

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Your path? I graduated from Warwick University in 2007, completing my LPC the following year. This cemented my passion for the law and led me to complete an LLM in air and space law in 2009. I have trained at Reed Smith with seats in Shipping Admiralty, Banking & Finance, Competition and Financial Regulation. Qualified in Sept 2018.

Your path? Legal education (LLB, LLM and Law Society Finals) in London; trainee solicitor from 1991-1993; qualified as a solicitor in 1993; and becoming a partner in 2000 What do I do? International commercial litigation and arbitration, and other areas of dispute resolution, in various business and industry sectors. Since 2017, I have been a member of Reed Smith’s global board, its Executive Committee Why Reed Smith? A global firm, with recognized market-leading expertise in several areas of practice, with a great culture and set of core values which shape what we do What does driving progress through partnership mean to you? Working closely as part of truly diverse and inclusive teams in the most effective and innovative ways to get the best possible results for our clients, and enjoying ourselves while doing it!

Now? I am an Associate in the Global Regulatory and Enforcement Group focusing on Antitrust and

Competition as well as Financial Regulation matters. I am also an active participant in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives and a member of the Business Inclusion Group – LEADRS. I was recognised as the D&I Future Leader at the Chambers Europe Awards 2021. Why Reed Smith? I always wanted to find a firm where the brand of the firm is synonymous with the person and vice versa. So, as the firm’s brand grows, your career and personal brand develops as well. Reed Smith ensures that individuals get the best and most suitable environment to fulfil their goals and ambitions. “I think being a lawyer with a disability is a privilege. My goal is not only to be the best lawyer I can be, but also to fulfil a desire to make a lasting difference that goes far beyond my own success.”

Vaibhav Adlakha Associate – Competition/Financial Regulation

Gautam Bhattacharyya, Partner

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