Vivek Tata


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Vivek Tata is a litigator with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts across the country. He also represents clients in arbitrations under the AAA, JAMS, CPR, and FINRA rules. He was recognized in Best Lawyers 2024 list of “Ones to Watch” in the publication’s commercial litigation and securities regulation categories.

Vivek’s broad practice includes counseling investors, investment funds, startups, large companies and individuals, among others, on commercial and investment disputes on both sides of the “v.”

Recent and pending matters include representing:

  • McKinsey & Co. against claims by Mar-Bow Partners, challenging McKinsey’s Chapter 11 disclosures under Rule 2014 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
  • Bausch Health, a multinational pharmaceutical company, and one of its subsidiaries, Salix, in a contract dispute with the former CEO of Salix over the termination of her unvested equity awards. 
  • The trustee under a Contingent Value Rights Agreement in a lawsuit against Bristol Myers Squib (“BMS”), seeking $6.4 billion arising from BMS’s failure to pay out holders of contingent value rights issued in connection with BMS’s acquisition of Celgene.
  • A major energy company in a confidential arbitration concerning acreage dedication commitments.
  • Solar power producers in an appeal against state regulators before the Ninth Circuit.

Vivek’s pro bono and public interest work includes acting as counsel of record in the United States Supreme Court for amici curiae state and local organizations in the closely watched PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey case, for which he received an Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.  He has also represented individuals and non-profit organizations in trial and appellate courts.

In 2022, Vivek was selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, designed to help high-performing, early-career lawyers cultivate leadership skills and successfully develop their careers.

Vivek earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Before law school, Vivek worked at Google, managing payments and retail search products across international markets. 

  • Stanford Law School (J.D.)
    Gerald Gunther Prizes for Outstanding Performance (Evidence and Securities Law); Senior Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review
  • Dartmouth College (A.B., History)
    High Honors

Law Clerk to the Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2017-2018

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Associate, 2016-2017

  • State Bar of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York