Arastu Chaudhury

he/him | Partner

Arastu brings 15 years of legal expertise and experience in some of the most elite and high-stakes environments in the country.

Before joining Crumiller, Arastu spent eight years at SDNY, the nation’s most elite prosecutorial office. He helped secure over a billion dollars on behalf of taxpayers through cases against large companies like AIG and BONY Mellon, and investigations like US ex rel Miller v CareCore National LLC cases. He worked on a variety of complex civil litigations and large-scale investigations, including employment discrimination, False Claims Act, class actions, and medical malpractice. Arastu won a groundbreaking post-trial verdict in the now oft-cited case US v Asare, a case he investigated and then successfully prosecuted against a doctor who had discriminated against HIV-positive patients. He has tried many medical malpractice cases to verdict, often as the lead trial attorney, and won all of them. He will never forget the moment he and a wrongly accused African-American female doctor heard the verdict in their favor; he describes it as one of the happiest of his career. Before joining SDNY, Arastu spent four years at Cooley LLP, focused primarily on internal investigations and commercial litigations, and spent two years clerking for the Honorable Stewart Dalzell in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Arastu has an AB in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a JD from NYU School of Law.

Arastu enjoys playing the guitar, listening to science podcasts, and cooking for his two daughters.

Arastu can be reached at arastu (at) crumiller (dot) com.

TL;DR

Favorite author:

Jorge Luis Borges

Favorite podcast:

Revolutions

Favorite fact:

It took 380,000 years for the universe to become transparent.