Jeetander Dulani is a counsel in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. He concentrates his practice in merger clearance, government investigations, and complex civil litigation and appeals.
His antitrust experience includes representing public and private companies in Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations, antitrust litigation, and advising clients on a wide variety of horizontal and vertical combinations. Mr. Dulani has successfully represented clients from the aerospace, agricultural products, defense, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, software, and optical industries in government investigations, antitrust second requests, and federal litigation.
In addition to his antitrust practice, Mr. Dulani has represented clients in a wide array of civil cases, including defending companies against False Claim Act qui tam claims, and the representation of companies under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. He has authored many briefs in federal district courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Dulani also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil liberties. Recently he obtained complete habeas relief in the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for a prisoner wrongfully convicted of murder. The Seventh Circuit granted complete habeas relief after issuing two separate precedential decisions that (1) strengthened the confrontation right under the Sixth Amendment; and (2) held as a matter of first impression that the “prison mailbox rule” applied to state post-conviction motions. See Ray v. Boatwright, 592 F.3d 793 (7th Cir. 2010) and Ray v. Clements, 700 F.3d 993, (7th Cir. 2012). These decisions have strengthened civil rights protections for all criminal defendants and ensured greater habeas access to the wrongfully convicted.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dulani was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led a strategy consulting practice. In that position, he focused on helping public and private clients in the energy, finance, global health, aerospace, and counter-terrorism fields transform their operations. Mr. Dulani was awarded the Professional Excellence Award, the firm’s highest honor, for initiating and leading a two-year multimillion-dollar pro bono project on HIV/AIDS in India. Mr. Dulani also served as an independent consultant to UNAIDS during law school.
- Legal 500 US, Antitrust (2012)
- Super Lawyers, Washington DC Rising Star (2014 – 2016)
American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 3rd and 7th Circuits, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court
“False Claims Act: New Risks in an Era of Record Enforcement,” Pillsbury CLE Marathon, September 2015
“False Claims Act: A Potential Qui Tam Tsunami,” Pillsbury CLE Marathon, September 2014