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Prarthana Kashinath is a highly valued associate at SmithDehn India. She is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law, the third-ranked law school out of 1,200 law schools in India. Prior to joining SmithDehn, she interned and worked at prominent Indian litigation and corporate law firms. She was attracted to SmithDehn because of our niche media law practice, our stellar lawyers, and SmithDehn India’s location in her native city, Mysore.

At SmithDehn, she assists the team in providing litigation services for clients in state and federal courts and intellectual property services, drafting of briefs, memoranda and litigation papers, undertaking advanced legal research and analysis and preparing trademark and copyright searches and reports. Most notably, she has worked for Showtime/CBS and Sacha Baron Cohen on the highly acclaimed, but legally difficult WHO IS AMERICA? television series. Recently, Prarthana has become a vital part of the defense team in a high stakes, high profile, trademark and copyright litigation in federal court in Los Angeles, where she has mastered the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she also studied at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and undertook international courses in areas such as negotiation, arbitration and business transactions. Outside of her legal career, she channelizes her passion for teaching by training prospective candidates for Indian law school entrance exams.