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Menaka Nayar

Associate, New York

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Menaka is an attorney in Linklaters' Dispute Resolution Practice with broad experience in civil and criminal cases, including white collar and contentious regulatory matters before state, federal and foreign regulators. She has a wide range of international experience in international development and human rights prior to joining Linklaters, including at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the court conducting trials of the Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the Cambodian genocide, and the United Nations Office for South-South Co-operation. Her pro bono practice centers around key themes of international human rights; immigrant rights; and supporting survivors of domestic violence and discrimination.

Work highlights

Dispute resolution

  • Major financial services firm: advising on a multijurisdictional bribery and corruption investigation.
  • Global mining company: advising in a Delaware appraisal action following a major U.S. acquisition.
  • Global financial institution: advising in connection with a forex investigation by the DOJ.
  • West African sovereign and its public works instrumentality: defending against arbitration confirmation proceedings.

Environment, Social and Governance

  • Global mining company: advising on conflict minerals disclosures.
  • Multinational based in Latin America: advising on issues of governance and compliance.
 

Professional experience

2014 to date: Associate, Linklaters, New York

Menaka is a member of the United Nations Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

In 2020, Menaka spent nine months on secondment with Linklaters London Dispute Resolution Group.

Education and qualifications

  • 2014: Duke University School of Law, J.D., LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, H. Haywood Robbins Scholar
  • 2010: Duke University, B.A., with honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha

Published works

  • Co-author, “New Global Child Support Convention Holds Promise for Millions of Children Worldwide”, The Huffington Post, May 2014
  • Co-author, “Governance for the United Nations Development System: Adapting to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World,” Linklaters LLP, May 2016. 
  • Co-author, “Ethics & Compliance, Crisis Management and the Rule of Law,” Linklaters LLP, May 2017.
  • Co-author, “DOJ Issues Guidance on Disclosure, Cooperation and Remediation in False Claim Act Matters”, Linklaters LLP, May 2019.
  • Co-author, “Implementing Human Rights Protections in International Supply Contacts”, Linklaters LLP, December 2019.