Jayshree Balakrishnan 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6402
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Jayshree Balakrishnan is an associate in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group.  She represents clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes, before both state and federal court, and in internal investigations and white collar matters.  Jayshree also has experience advising clients on ESG and corporate governance matters.

Jayshree received her J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where she was Chief Notes Editor of the Washington University Law Review and a teaching fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program.  She gained hands-on experience as a student attorney in the First Amendment Clinic and through internships at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and the Investment Management Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Jayshree earned her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.  She is admitted to practice in New York.

  • Successfully defended investment adviser and its principal against False Claims Act allegations after an eight-day bench trial.
  • Conducting investigation of workplace culture on behalf of a Federal financial regulatory agency.
  • Representing a global financial institution in ERISA class action relating to its 401(k) plan.
  • Advising North American subsidiary of global drinks manufacturer in matters arising from litigation and other disputes brought by former contractual counterparty, including in post-litigation matters arising from New York’s Adult Survivors Act and Child Victims Act.
  • Represented individual in SEC deposition in an investigation arising out of potential violations of a consent order.
  • Conducted FCPA diligence on a merger target on behalf of a U.S. multinational oil service company.
  • Represented global on-line dating application company in internal investigation involving misconduct by senior executives regarding undisclosed conflicts of interest and failure to comply with mandatory reporting obligations.




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Jayshree Balakrishnan 

Practice Areas


  • New York


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis