Ashish Sudhakaran


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Ashish Sudhakaran focuses his practice on class actions, intellectual property disputes, and antitrust, complex commercial and product liability litigation. He represents companies across the pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, software and automotive industries.

Honors & Awards

  • UC Hastings’ CALI & Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in: (1) Civil Procedure II, (2) International Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts, and (3) Appellate Advocacy
  • Champion, UC Hastings’ 50th Annual David E. Snodgrass Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Champion and Best Oral Advocate, National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • US Pacific Regional Champion and Best Oral Advocate, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2016


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California


  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2016
  • London School of Economics, B.Sc., International Relations, 2012: summa cum laude

Professional Activities


  • “The Other ‘Quick Look,’” Competition (Fall 2022)
  • Defending a multinational consumer products company in a large MDL regarding alleged contamination in pet food.
  • Defending an American multinational automotive manufacturer in consumer protection litigation brought by State Attorneys General.
  • Defending a cable and harnessing manufacturing firm in a DOJ investigation and related civil class actions arising from alleged price-fixing in the supply of automotive electrical distribution systems.
  • Defending a multinational consumer electronics company in a consumer class action alleging defects in smart phone power buttons.
  • Defending a manufacturer of automotive cooling systems in multidistrict antitrust litigation involving alleged price-fixing.