Harini Raghupathi is Of Counsel in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. She is a member of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group.
Before joining the Firm, Harini represented victims of serious injury in federal and state appellate courts. Her practice areas included mass torts, consumer protection, and civil rights. Additionally, for over a decade, Harini served as a federal public defender specializing in appeals. In that role, she obtained multiple published reversals on behalf of her clients.
In 2012, The Recorder named Harini an “Attorney of the Year” for her successful appeal in United States v. Leal-Del Carmen, 697 F.3d 964 (9th Cir. 2012).
Harini serves as the Chair of the Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice. She is also a member of the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court and a volunteer-mentor with The Appellate Project.
Harini earned her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with distinction and honors, from Stanford University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the California Law Review. After law school, Harini clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was selected to be a Skadden Fellow with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
- Attorney of the Year, The Recorder, 2012
- University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2007
- Stanford University, B.S., 2004, with distinction and honors
Intertribal Court of Southern California, Court of Appeals
United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Chair, Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice
- Member, San Diego Appellate Inn of Court
- Volunteer-Mentor, The Appellate Project