Vivek Kothari

Vivek Kothari


A former federal prosecutor, Vivek has significant trial and motions experience prosecuting public corruption, computer crimes, fraud, money laundering, and transnational organized crime.

Before that, he practiced at the Washington D.C. law firm of WilmerHale where he provided regulatory guidance, compliance advice, and representation for clients dealing with government and internal investigations and complex civil litigation. He clerked in the Southern District of New York, handling securities litigation related to Moody's role in the financial crisis. Vivek also managed the programmatic budget in Virginia for the Obama re-election campaign.

Vivek cofounded the Oregon Clemency Project in an effort to create a more just, transparent, and equitable clemency process in Oregon. 

Some of his experience includes:

  • Representing the State of Oregon in a $100 million Medicaid reimbursement rates case.
  • Representing Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and other State defendants in class action litigation related to Oregon’s foster care system.
  • Trial counsel for plaintiff Opal Labs, a software as a service provider, in a $120 million software dispute involving allegations of intellectual property theft and espionage by a competitor Sprinklr, Inc. Co-chaired three-week jury trial and obtained unanimous verdict for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.
  • Winning summary judgment for a pro bono client in Llanes v. Zalewski, 412 F. Supp. 3d 1266.
  • Prosecuting public corruption by prison guards smuggling contraband into prison facilities. United States v. Fluellen et. al., N.D.Ga., Atlanta Division, Case No. 3:16-cr-03-TCB-RGV.
  • Prosecuting cyber-criminals who hacked into Apple accounts of professional athletes and musicians. United States v. Ford, N.D.Ga., Atlanta Division, Case No. 1:18-cr-133-TCB-CMS.
  • Prosecuting an individual who shot at and hit federal law enforcement officials. United States v. Robinson, D.Sc., Columbia Division, 5:14-cr-809-JMC.
  • Prosecuting PCP manufacturers whose lab exploded.  United States v. Warnock et. al., N.D.Ga., Atlanta Division, 1:14-cr-15-AT-RGV.
  • Prosecuting a police officer who used his law enforcement position and his patrol car to intercept and steal drugs and money. United States v. Hubbard et. al., N.D.Ga., Atlanta Division, 1:16-cr-00151-LMM-JFK.
  • Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America, 2022, 2023
  • Board member, Oregon Justice Resource Center; Cofounder, the Oregon Clemency Project, 2020
  • Board Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Partners in Diversity
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Washington D.C.
  • New York
  • Georgia
  • Stanford Law School — J.D., Article Submissions Editor, Stanford Technology Law Review
  • Brown University — B.A., Computer Science and Public Policy and American Institutions

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