Team

Sumit is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. He is a graduate from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was a Core Team Member (CTM) with India’s one of the leading political consultancy firm. He has done a project with Ernst and Young on land availability in the state of Jharkhand. The same consisted of overviewing legislative framework in the state and make recommendation to the client for land availability in order to improve Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ranking. He has also been associated with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy to work on Supreme Court constitutional bench judgments in terms of unanimous and divided opinions. He likes to deal with the interface between law and policy and its impact on governance and politics. He has completed a dissertation on Indian competition law and economics and has written extensively on topics like overlap between sectoral and competition regulator, enforcement of competition laws and optimum utilization of resources. He can be contacted at sumitjain@nls.ac.in.

Bhaskar is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. He did his graduation in Business Management from Bangalore University and is interested in stock markets and the regulatory framework defined by SEBI. He worked with Samata on a comparative study between state-run and community run tourism in the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was also associated with Indus Action to work on implementation of the Right to Education Act and ensure participation from marginalised communities in school programmes. Currently, Bhaskar is doing his dissertation on electoral reforms with an emphasis on reservation in electoral politics. A South-Indian cinema fanatic and food enthusiast, he can be contacted at bhaskarsimhaln@nls.ac.in.

Pragati is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. She has been engaging in development projects in partnership with state governments as a consultant at the World Bank Group, Delhi. As a research assistant at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Pragati has been a part of projects focussed on economic and social policy on topics of political economy, labor, employment and skill development. Previously, she has worked with Teach for India (TFI) and was responsible for developing fellow leadership, creating city strategic plan of support and building school government relationship. As a part of MPP course, she did her fieldwork with Shiksha Anne Kalyan Samaj in Amreli, Gujarat studying the alternative judicial redressal platform for women identified as Nari adalats. She has also engaged with Action Aid India on a project to promote participation of children in urban governance, which is in alignment with the core principle of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). She graduated with a Mathematics degree from Hindu college, University of Delhi before joining Master of Public Policy (MPP) at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She can be contacted at pragatitiwari@nls.ac.in.

Vikrant is a Senior Resident Fellow at the CCLE. He did his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur. He was a part of drafting team for the Karnataka Slum (Development) Bill, 2018 and Devadasi (Prevention, Prohibition, Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 which are currently being considered by Karnataka government to be introduced in the Assembly. He has worked on social policies related to MNREGA and PDS in the state of Rajasthan during his association with MKSS. He has also worked on the issue of Internal Security and Police Reforms in India with Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi under the Strategic Studies division. His areas of interest are criminal justice system and selective application of law. He is currently working on his dissertation on Muslim Undertrial Prisoners in the state of Karnataka and can be contacted at vikrantsinghkushwah@nls.ac.in.

Harpreet is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is currently a Counsel with Chamber 20A and was earlier a part of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (“CAM”) in their Dispute Resolution and Private Client Practice teams. At CAM he dealt with both transactional work and litigation/dispute resolution work related inter-alia to corporate-criminal law, commercial law, arbitration and insolvency. After joining Chamber 20A, he has worked on a variety of matters with a focus on Criminal Law and Public Law matters before the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court. At Chamber 20A, Harpreet has also been involved in drafting /reviewing agreements for clients particularly related to Intellectual Property Law. He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A. LL.B, Gold Medallist, 2018) and can be contacted at singhharpreet281@gmail.com.

Abhishek is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is a practicing Advocate based in Bengaluru, who currently holds the position of Legal Consultant for Spaine Hospitality and Wall Street Lounge Bar. He has previously worked as a Consultant in Deloitte India’s Government, Utilities, Infrastructure and Development (GUIDe) Team wherein he has been a part of multiple Government of India projects. He has also worked as an Academic Associate in IIM-B’s Centre for Public Policy. He has worked with a team of ActionAid, Bengaluru to draft ‘The Karnataka Slum (Development) Bill, 2018’ and also with a team of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, NLSIU to draft ‘The Devadasi (Prevention, Prohibition, Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018’. Both of these Bills were presented for consideration to the Government of Karnataka. He has also worked with Spoorthy (NGO) on the issue of Early Intervention and Education program. He has completed his graduation in Law and Arts (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University and his postgraduation in Public Policy from NLSIU. He can be contacted at abhiraj343@gmail.com.

Sagar is a practising Advocate based in Bengaluru. He works as a Consultant to the CCLE and facilitated its incorporation. He has a diverse portfolio, appearing before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, Karnataka Appellate Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, State and District Consumer Forums, in addition to having multitude of cases in the City Civil & Sessions Courts as well as the Metropolitan Magistrate Courts. He has dealt with, inter-alia, matters pertaining to Intellectual Property, Service Law, Economic Offences and the NDPS Act. He also undertakes due diligence and compliance in relation to Immovable Property and Company Law. Always up for challenges, Sagar can be contacted at lit.at.ga@gmail.com.
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Vineet  is a Consultant to the CCLE. He is a policy commentator and analyst who contributes regularly to senior publications across the subcontinent. His work has been featured in The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Age, Bangladesh and Mizzima, Myanmar, apart from his contribution to several online portals. With work experience in Myanmar and India in the field of Social Policy, Democratization and Governance and Public Finance, he has turned his focus to the future of work in the gig economy. Vineet has completed his graduation from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and his present dissertation studies regulation in the gig economy. He can be contacted at vineetjohnsamuel@nls.ac.in.

Ananya is a Research Intern at the CCLE. She is currently studying at National Law University, Odisha, and has a keen interest in the interface between competition law and the IPR. She was worked extensively on nature of the Competition Commission of India as a statutory body, and also likes to deal with the jurisdictional overlap between sectoral regulators and the Indian competition regulator. Among other areas of law, Ananya has worked on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, and researched on bare provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). She has been an active member of IDIA Odisha Chapter, and regularly contributes to various online magazines and portals. A volunteer for upliftment of underprivileged children, Ananya can be contacted at anansatish@gmail.com..