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Dhananjay Manthripragada is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and was formerly with the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, resulting in a broad complex litigation practice that is truly national in scope. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Class Actions, Government Contracts, and Antitrust Law Counseling and Litigation Practice Groups.
Mr. Manthripragada has extensive experience defending companies in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, from pre-trial demands through trial, arbitration, or settlement, and on appeal. He has represented some of the world’s leading defense, high-technology, consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and automotive companies in their most significant matters.
Mr. Manthripragada has served as counsel in a range of employment, consumer, wage-and-hour, antitrust, unfair competition, and environmental class action and derivative lawsuits. He specializes in defending consumer class and representative actions involving the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws (Business & Professions Code § 17200 and § 17500), and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (California Civil Code § 1750 et. seq.).
Mr. Manthripragada has significant experience on a broad range of government contracts issues, including civil and criminal fraud investigations and litigation, complex claims preparation and litigation, cost allowability, and the Cost Accounting Standards. He has represented government contractors before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals in numerous appeals, and has provided advice to clients on issues involving contract negotiations, claims analysis, and contract performance.
Mr. Manthripragada’s antitrust practice includes representing clients before the Department of Justice in connection with government investigations, and defending companies in matters alleging a range of antitrust-based claims.
In addition, Mr. Manthripragada has maintained a consistent dedication to providing pro bono representation, particularly focused on cases relating to immigration, transition-aged foster youth and human trafficking. He has been recognized by various organizations, including the Bay Area Legal Aid Foundation, for his efforts.
Mr. Manthripragada’s representative matters include:
Mr. Manthripragada received a law degree in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as Chief Comments Editor and Articles Editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. While in law school, Mr. Manthripragada served as a judicial extern to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Duke University in 2004.
Mr. Manthripragada is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of California.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2007 Juris Doctor
Duke University - 2004 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar