Hamsa M. Murthy is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office. Hamsa has worked on a number of appellate, trial, and pre-trial projects, often involving antitrust and consumer class action claims against technology companies. Hamsa is also actively involved in Mayer Brown’s Pro Bono Program. Along with fellow Palo Alto associates, Hamsa represented an El Salvadorian teenager in an asylum trial. She worked with attorneys at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California to produce a research report on systemic naturalization delays in the US. Most recently, Hamsa successfully argued an appeal on behalf of the Family Violence Appellate Project in California appellate court.
Hamsa holds a BA (cum laude with distinction) from Yale College, and JD and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. While in graduate school and law school, Hamsa received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Law and Public Policy Division, the University of California President’s Office, and the UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities. She was also member of the California Law Review and the co-convener of a campus-wide working group on law and the humanities. She currently serves as an instructor in the College of Letters and Sciences at UC Berkeley.
Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Hamsa worked in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.