Mishi Choudhary Associates

Our People

Mishi Choudhary Managing Partner

Mishi Choudhary is working with SFLC following the completion of her fellowship during which she earned her LLM from Columbia Law School and was a Stone Scholar. Prior to joining forces with SFLC in 2006, she practiced as a High Court and Supreme Court litigator in New Delhi. At SFLC, Mishi is the primary legal representative of many of the world’s most significant free software developers and non-profit distributors, including Debian, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. In 2010, she founded SFLC.in, since which time she has divided her time between New York and New Delhi. Under her direction, SFLC.in has become the premier non-profit organization representing the rights of Internet users and free software developers in India. As of 2015, Mishi is the only lawyer in the world simultaneously to appear on briefs in the US and Indian Supreme Courts in the same Term. She consults with and advises established businesses and startups using free software in their products and service offerings in the US, Europe, India, China and Korea. In 2015 she was named one of the Asia Society’s 21 young leaders building Asia’s future.In addition to an LLM, she has an LL.B degree and a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Delhi. Mishi is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India, in the State of New York, and before the Southern District of New York.


Sukarn Singh Maini Associate

Sukarn Singh Maini procured his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University, India in 2013. He worked as a litigator for three years in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. A coder in his free time, he has keenly followed the developments in technology law for years. His areas of practice include privacy, data protection, freedom of expression, software patents, creative commons and FOSS.


Shashank Mohan Associate

Shashank has pursued his law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2014 and has since worked in various disciplines such as - Intellectual Property Rights, International Taxation, Corporate Law, Education Policy and Human Rights. His interests include Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional Law. He is also enthusiastic about policy research and believes that meaningful solutions can only breed from quality research and implementation.


Gurbir Singh Associate

Gurbir holds a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Technical University and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, specializing in gender justice, human rights and IPR. Besides, he has passed Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He has practiced as an advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab State Consumer Commission and various other tribunal and district courts.

At Mishi Choudhary & Associates, he handles litigation at different judicial forums across New Delhi. He is passionate to work in areas of privacy, data protection, FOSS and intellectual property laws.


Careers

Associate

As an Associate, you will be part of MCA’s core team of lawyers responsible for identifying potential areas of organizational engagement, conducting landscape analyses, preparing research reports and issue briefs. This is a full-time position based out of our New Delhi office, which means residency in or willingness to relocate to New Delhi is a must for all interested candidates. A non-exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities that you will be expected to undertake at MCA are:

  • Draft petitions, provide legal representation, observe litigation proceedings as required;
  • Analyze laws and policies in the areas of technology law, human rights law and intellectual property laws to develop well-informed organizational positions;
  • Draft essays, articles, opinion pieces, and other miscellaneous literature on issues such as privacy, data protection, free speech, net neutrality and others;
  • Represent the organization at various regional and global events;
  • Provide legal opinion to developers of Free and Open Source Software on issues relating to intellectual property, incorporation;
Job Location

New Delhi, India

Required skills and qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Excellent oral presentation, research and writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to strategically analyze issues, and efficiently translate insights and observations into tangible output
  • A keen interest in the intersecting issues of law and technology, and defending civil liberties in the digital sphere
How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications with a cover letter and resume in free document format (.pdf/.odt) to careers@mcalaw.in with the subject line - “Application for the post of Junior Counsel“. The deadline for sending in applications is 30th April, 2019. For any enquiries and clarifications regarding this position, please contact Ms. Mamta at 011-43502878.

Positions: 2
Status: Open
Deadline: 30th April, 2019