Chanakya Sethi, Williams & Connolly LLP

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Listed in Appellate, Civil Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, International

  • 725 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • 202-434-5986


Law School: Osgoode Hall, JD (2012); Yale Law School, LLM (2014)

School: Princeton University, AB 2007

State/Provincial Admissions: New York (2013), Ontario (2013)

Chan is a litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC and has spent much of his life between Canada and the United States.

Chan grew up in Kingston, Ontario and Toronto and first moved to the United States to attend Princeton University. During his summers in college, Chan worked as a reporter at The Globe and Mail in Toronto and interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.

After graduating from Princeton, he returned home to attend Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated first in his class. He then clerked for Justice Michael J. Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada and Judge Ronnie Abrams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, one of the most influential trial courts in the United States.

He also has a masters of laws from Yale Law School and has published four articles on Canadian constitutional law, including co-authoring the Supreme Court Law Review’s annual review of the Court’s 2010 and 2011 terms.

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