WilmerHale Elects Anjan Sahni as Managing Partner

WilmerHale Elects Anjan Sahni as Managing Partner

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WilmerHale Partner Anjan Sahni in the firm's New York office

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Anjan Sahni, one of the country’s leading white-collar litigators and strategic advisors, will serve as the firm’s next managing partner. 

Beginning January 1, 2024, Sahni will succeed Co-Managing Partners Susan Murley and Robert Novick, who have led the firm since 2012.

Sahni has built a vibrant practice at the firm, advising companies, boards, and senior executives, across technology, financial services and non-profit sectors, in internal and government investigations, litigation, and crisis management. He has served in numerous leadership roles at WilmerHale, including as partner-in-charge of the New York office, vice-chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, and as a member of the firm’s Strategic Planning and Management Committees. 

“I am honored to serve an institution that has given so much to me, personally and professionally, and to lead a firm with such an iconic history and commitment to excellence, integrity, public service and diversity. I am very grateful for Susan and Bob’s strong leadership, which has positioned WilmerHale very well for the future. I look forward to building on that foundation in the years ahead, and to continue the firm’s traditions of exceptional client service and a culture of collaboration,” said Sahni.

Photograph of WilmerHale Partners Robert Novick and Susan Murley

Over the course of Novick and Murley’s tenure, WilmerHale has grown to over 1,100 attorneys, including in new offices in San Francisco and Denver. During this period, WilmerHale improved its financial position significantly, increasing its net income by 80% and doubling profits per partner. To achieve these results, the firm built on its strong reputation as a leader in the technology, life sciences and financial sectors, and for advising clients on their most challenging and complex issues.

“Anjan is an outstanding leader who has made meaningful contributions to our clients and our firm through his many leadership roles,” said Murley and Novick. “He is ideally suited to build on the firm’s strong financial position, exceptional brand and core values.” 

Sahni joined the New York office of the firm more than 20 years ago. He left to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York in 2005. During his decade as a federal prosecutor, Sahni led SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, overseeing cases of financial fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation. He also led the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit, supervising matters involving international terrorism, arms trafficking, counterintelligence, drug trafficking, sanctions violations, and money laundering. He is the recipient of the Henry Stimson Medal from the New York City Bar Association, the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award. Sahni received his BA from Emory University and his JD from Yale Law School, and was a law clerk for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


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