AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

Arjun Sivakumar is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Commercial Litigation Group, and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Associate Liaison Committee and Diverse Attorneys Working Network.

Arjun handles all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, including but not limited to drafting complaints and responsive pleadings, taking and defending depositions, managing written discovery, reviewing produced evidence, drafting and arguing dismissal and summary judgment motions, preparing for trial, and appellate briefing and argument. He has played a key role in several complex litigation matters from start to finish, producing excellent results for his clients. Arjun always aims to resolve matters through negotiations with opposing counsel, allowing his clients to avoid the expense and delay of unnecessary litigation.

Arjun serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as Secretary for the Orange County Coalition For Diversity In The Law. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Arjun interned for the Honorable Robert Freedberg of the Superior Court in his home state of Pennsylvania, and served as the Legal and Development Programs Coordinator for Open Mind Company, an international nonprofit organization working to bridge the information gap in Africa and Asia. In law school, Arjun was the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law.

Representation

Successfully drafted and argued federal motion for summary judgment on behalf of defendant in a declaratory relief action, resulting in dismissal of the case and an award of costs for the client.

Prepared responsive pleadings, took and defended four key witness depositions, and managed written discovery on behalf of defendant in a commercial arbitration matter before the American Arbitration Association, resulting in dismissal of the case and award of attorney’s fees and costs for the client.

Drafted cross-complaints, took depositions of plaintiff, plaintiff’s expert, and three of co-defendant’s employees, and managed written discovery on behalf of defendant in a complex civil tort matter, resulting in complete dismissal of all claims against the client.

Prepared complaint, conducted written discovery, and successfully drafted and argued opposition to demurrer in a complex commercial case in California state court, resulting in favorable settlement for the client.

Education

Columbia Law School – J.D., 2013 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Cornell University – B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

California
New York
US District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California
Publications