Global Transactional Attorney joins BakerHostetler

Rajiv Khanna has joined BakerHostetler's Business Group in the firm's New York office (A file photo of Khanna addressing a gathering at the Indian Consulate in New York)
Rajiv Khanna has joined BakerHostetler's Business Group in the firm's New York office (A file photo of Khanna addressing a gathering at the Indian Consulate in New York)

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): International and domestic transactional attorney, Partner Rajiv Khanna has joined BakerHostetler’s Business Group in the firm’s New York office. Khanna comes to BakerHostetler from Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Khanna brings more than 35 years of experience, including four years practicing in New Delhi, India, counseling publicly and privately held clients on domestic, cross border and multijurisdictional M&A transactions, securities offerings, corporate and project finance and real estate transactions. His business background allows him to advise clients in a business friendly manner in technology, pharmaceutical, financial services, energy, consumer products and other industries through mergers and acquisitions, initial and follow-on public offerings and other transactions. Khanna most recently counseled a Fortune 500 company on its mergers and acquisitions. His fluency in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi allows him to serve multinational clients with interests in South Asia. He is recognized as a New York Super Lawyer (2006-2008) and is listed in Jewels of India.

“BakerHostetler is excited to welcome Rajiv to the firm,” said John Gherlein, Chair of the firm’s Business Group. “His international skills leading cross border transactions, especially in India, and experience serving as outside general counsel for international companies is a complement to the team’s international capabilities.”

“Rajiv utilizes his business acumen to help his clients achieve their business goals not only from a legal perspective, but from a business perspective as well–that tenet is the cornerstone of our Business Group,” said George Stamboulidis, Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office. “He is a welcome addition to our office and practice group.”

“The transactional matters I handle on a daily basis are at the sweet spot of the firm,” said Khanna. “BakerHostetler is known for its innovative approach to provide cutting-edge legal services to its clients. This platform will allow me to continue to guide my domestic and global clients in unique and original ways.”

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Khanna earned his LL.B (J.D.)  in 1979, and his B.Com (Honors) (B.B.A.) in 1976, both from the University of Delhi. He received his LL.M from the University of Miami School of Law in 1984, where he graduated first in his class. He serves as the President of the India-America Chamber of Commerce and he is frequently called on to speak at and chair conferences related to national and international transactions. Khanna routinely hosts visiting dignitaries from India to facilitate cross border investments between the U.S. and India.

One of the nation’s leading law firms, BakerHostetler helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups -business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, and tax – the firm has more than 900 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is recognized for its role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee in the recovery of billions of dollars in principal lost in the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff. Additionally, BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, data privacy practice, and an industry-leading middle market business practice. For more information, visit

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