Overview

Ritu advises public and private companies on regulatory compliance, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. She focuses on advising clients that develop a range of mobility solutions, including autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and transportation technologies.

Ritu serves as a strategist, dot connector, and idea generator to help entrepreneurs develop end-to-end compliance programs tailored to their unique risk profile, while still remaining nimble and growth-driven. With her counsel, companies have drafted compliance tools, education, and communications to address potential risks in various legal areas, including antitrust, data privacy, ethics, antibribery, and state and local transportation laws.

Ritu brings in-house experience from more than two years in the enterprise services division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (and its successors), where she served as primary legal counsel advising commercial leaders on tech transactions, growth opportunities, contract negotiations, and all aspects of ongoing commercial matters.

Prior to that, Ritu spent more than five years working at global law firms, advising both public and private clients on mergers and acquisitions and investment activity. Ritu has experience working with clients across multiple industries, including the technology, automotive, and energy sectors.

  • Experience

    • Represented private companies and private equity funds in corporate transactions ranging from $3 million to $6 billion in deal value.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2010, Summa Cum Laude
      Howard Law Journal, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
    • University of Mary Washington, B.A., English, 2007

    Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • New York

            Professional Memberships

            • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
            • Corporate Counsel Women of Color
          • Insights

            Publications

            • “Wait, I Didn’t Even Know my Picture was Taken! Application of the Discovery Rule to Right of Publicity Claims,” Howard Law Journal (Spring 2010/Volume 53)
          • Citizenship

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            • Ritu is an active fundraiser for Life with Cancer, a nonprofit organization, and also volunteers in the pediatrics department of INOVA Fairfax hospital in Virginia.
            • Ritu is the co-creator of an annual private practice symposium for her alma mater, Howard Law School, which is in its third year and helps law students prepare for legal practice.