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Miller Canfield Expands India Team with Addition of Lawyer Amita Gopinath

May 18, 2011

The law firm of Miller Canfield has further expanded its India Team with the addition of corporate lawyer Amita Gopinath. She joins the firm in the New York City office as an associate in the Corporate Group. Licensed in both India and New York, Gopinath handles a wide range of cross-border corporate and capital market transactions.

At Miller Canfield, Gopinath will assist business enterprises of all kinds with equity and debt offerings, IPOs, capital markets transactions including syndicated loan facilities, MTN, 144A and Regulation S offerings and private placements, as well as general corporate law. 

“Amita’s unique experience in both the US and India further expands the firm’s global reach and ability to counsel clients in cross-border transactions and financings,” said Richard A. Walawender, director of the firm’s Corporate Group.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Gopinath was an associate in the India capital markets practice of Linklaters LLP. She represented Indian and Singaporean underwriters and corporations in international securities offerings, including initial public offerings, convertible bonds, Indian depository receipts and qualified institutions placements. Previously she was a banking and finance associate in the New Delhi office of one of India's largest law firms. She also clerked for the Honorable Justice K. G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India. She received her LL.M. from Columbia Law School and her B.A.-LL.B. from National Law School of India University. She speaks Hindi and Malayalam.

Miller Canfield’s India Team represents clients doing business with and from India.  In addition to Gopinath, the India Team is based in New York, but includes lawyers from the firm’s offices in Detroit, Chicago, Poland and China.  While the firm’s services include cross-border M&A, private equity, capital markets, debt restructuring and general corporate advisory work relating to India, no U.S. law firm, including Miller Canfield, is authorized to practice law in India.