People: Namrata Kotwani, Associate

Namrata Kotwani

Associate

San Francisco
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Namrata Kotwani is an associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. She is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Team.
 
Namrata has significant experience representing companies in complex commercial, health care, and employment litigation matters in federal and state court.  She has worked with domestic and multinational companies and her clients include insurers, private equity firms, derivatives traders, investment banks, transportation companies, large universities, and telecommunications providers.
 
Namrata's white collar practice focuses on representing clients at large investment banks during regulatory as well as criminal proceedings. She also has experience in internal investigations, particularly those related to money laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
 
She is also deeply committed to pro bono work—she assisted the D.C. Council in evaluating the recent Human Rights Watch report on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases, obtained social security benefits on behalf of a disabled client, authored an amicus brief in child custody proceedings involving an incarcerated mother, and represented a young Yemeni woman fleeing forced marriage in asylum proceedings.
 
Namrata graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law. While in law school, she served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Law & Medicine. Namrata also worked at the District Attorney's Office in Boston, clerked at the Delhi High Court, and interned at the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (which provides legal assistance to indigent defendants). Before entering law school, Namrata was one of two nationally selected pre-doctoral fellows at the Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health.
 
As an undergraduate, Namrata attended Wesleyan University and won the prestigious Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship. As a Richard B. Fisher Scholar, Namrata interned at the Equity Research Division of a prominent global bank. She is a native speaker of Hindi and Sindhi and is a beginner at French and Russian.
Namrata Kotwani is an associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. She is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Team.
 
Namrata has significant experience representing companies in complex commercial, health care, and employment litigation matters in federal and state court.  She has worked with domestic and multinational companies and her clients include insurers, private equity firms, derivatives traders, investment banks, transportation companies, large universities, and telecommunications providers.
 
Namrata's white collar practice focuses on representing clients at large investment banks during regulatory as well as criminal proceedings. She also has experience in internal investigations, particularly those related to money laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
 
She is also deeply committed to pro bono work—she assisted the D.C. Council in evaluating the recent Human Rights Watch report on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases, obtained social security benefits on behalf of a disabled client, authored an amicus brief in child custody proceedings involving an incarcerated mother, and represented a young Yemeni woman fleeing forced marriage in asylum proceedings.
 
Namrata graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law. While in law school, she served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Law & Medicine. Namrata also worked at the District Attorney's Office in Boston, clerked at the Delhi High Court, and interned at the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (which provides legal assistance to indigent defendants). Before entering law school, Namrata was one of two nationally selected pre-doctoral fellows at the Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health.
 
As an undergraduate, Namrata attended Wesleyan University and won the prestigious Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship. As a Richard B. Fisher Scholar, Namrata interned at the Equity Research Division of a prominent global bank. She is a native speaker of Hindi and Sindhi and is a beginner at French and Russian.

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, cum laude (2012)
    Projects Editor, American Journal of Law and Medicine

  • B.A., with honors in the College of Social Studies and Economics (CSS) and Economics (2006) Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Courts

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Publications

  • Laurel Pyke Malson, Aryeh S. Portnoy, Birgit Kurtz, Theresa Buckley, Kate M. Growley, Namrata Kotwani, & Ethan Simonowitz, 21 The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: 2013 Year in Review, LAW & BUS. REV. AM. 241 (2016) 
  • Aryeh S. Portnoy, Laurel Pyke Malson, Jesse Kirchner, Joanna Coyne,  Moreen O’Brian, Jesse Kirchner, Amal Bouhabib, Kate Molony, Namrata Kotwani, & Louisa Marion,  20 The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: 2012 Year in Review, 20LAW & BUS. REV. AM. 565 (2014)
  • Namrata Kotwani & Marion Danis, Expanding the Current Health Care Reform Debate: Is It Feasible to Provide Health-Promoting Socioeconomic Interventions to Low-Income Young Adults? 12 J HEALTH CARE L. & POL’Y 17 (2009).
  • Namrata Kotwani, Ruqayyah Abdul-Karim & Marion Danis, At the Frontlines: Confronting Poverty in Primary Care Medicine, in PRIMARY CARE AT A GLANCE - HOT TOPICS AND NEW INSIGHTS 1 (Oreste Capelli ed., 2012), available here
  • Marion Danis & Namrata Kotwani et al., Priorities of Low-Income Urban Residents for Interventions to Address the Socio-Economic Determinants of Health. 21 J HEALTH CARE FOR THE POOR AND UNDERSERVED 1318 (2010)
  • Namrata Kotwani & Marion Danis, Expanding the Current Health Care Reform Debate: Is It Feasible to Provide Health-Promoting Socioeconomic Interventions to Low-Income Young Adults? 12 J Health Care L & Policy 1049 (2009)
  • Namrata Kotwani, Every Life is Precious: An Equitable Agenda for Health Research on Climate Change, in YOUNG VOICES RESEARCH FOR HEALTH, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH: RESEARCH CHALLENGES FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (Global Forum for Health Research ed., 2008)
  • Jonathan Rackoff & Namrata Kotwani, Improving Protection of Trial Participants, 28 GENETIC ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY NEWS (GEN) 3 (2008)
  • Namrata Kotwani & Marion Danis, Tackling the Health-Poverty Nexus: Primary Care Medicine and Intersectoral Health Action, 11 J GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 1632 (2007)
  • Namrata Kotwani, The Media Miss Key Points in Scientific Reporting, 3 VIRTUAL MENTOR: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL OF ETHICS 188