Anand Agneshwar

Partner and D&I Committee Chair

Biography

Anand co-chairs Arnold & Porter’s Product Liability Litigation practice group and serves as the chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Anand represents pharmaceutical and consumer product companies as national, strategic, trial, and appellate counsel in product liability litigation and related litigation. His experience includes bench and jury trials, numerous bench hearings, and hundreds of significant arguments in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. He is recognized nationwide for his courtroom presence and strategic acumen and was the architect of the personal jurisdiction theory that ultimately prevailed in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California. He counsels clients on litigation risks, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory issues, and the litigation and compliance impact of potential legislation. Anand writes frequently on product liability and FDA issues. He maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on protecting civil liberties.

Anand graduated from New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, Developments Editor of the NYU Law Review, and published a note entitled “Rediscovering God In The Constitution.” Following law school, he clerked for the late Honorable Harold A. Ackerman, US District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and Morton I. Greenberg, US Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.