Subodh ChandraThe Chandra Law Firm, LLC1265 W. 6th Street, Suite 400Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1326, U.S.A.
Civil and criminal litigation including civil rights, employment discrimination and retaliation, class actions, white-collar-criminal law, and business litigation.
BioSubodh (rhymes with “abode”) Chandra (rhymes with “tundra”) is managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC. His practice focuses on high-profile civil and appellate litigation, including civil-rights, employment, and business litigation; and on internal investigations and white-collar-criminal law, in both federal and state courts. The litigation that Chandra handles often has a crisis-communications, public-policy dimension. Chandra completed service in 2005 as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. Chandra led the work of an 82-lawyer department with both criminal and civil divisions. He also sometimes served as the City’s acting mayor. As Cleveland’s general counsel, Chandra handled legal work in-house and slashed by nearly 90% spending on outside counsel, saving millions; moved vigorously through in-house investigations to clean up internal corruption; restored the department’s reputation; and attracted top performers who helped make it Ohio’s most diverse law firm. Previously, as federal prosecutor, Chandra successfully prosecuted health-care fraud and corruption—winning recognition from FBI director Robert Mueller. Before that, Chandra served as a litigator in large firms in both Cleveland and Los Angeles, and served as special presidential counsel at the American Bar Association. Chandra is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He also graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University, which awarded him the John Gardner Fellowship to work with Ohio Governor Dick Celeste. After serving as law director, Chandra served as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, teaching appellate practice and legal ethics. He has served as an ethics expert in litigation. Long active in assisting people who aspire to make a difference in public service, Chandra was also a 2006 candidate for Ohio Attorney General, winning most newspaper endorsements, and one of Ohio’s earliest supporters and proponents of President Obama. Chandra presently serves on a Special Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Chandra is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California (inactive), and New Mexico (inactive). Chandra is married to Meena Morey Chandra, a supervising attorney with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. They have triplet elementary-school age boys.• Stanford University, A.B., with honors and distinction.