Elected Member

Ajay Krishnan

San Francisco, CA
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Rice University
Harvard Law School

Ajay Krishnan is a partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters. He is an experienced litigator who focuses on complex commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation. He has tried 12 cases to decision, including six as first chair. His technology clients include Comcast, Google, Arista Networks, and Western Digital.

In 2017, Mr. Krishnan received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award in Intellectual Property for his work on the groundbreaking copyright and patent case, Cisco v. Arista trial. In 2018, Law 360 named him a Rising Star in Intellectual Property—a recognition of attorneys under the age of 40; only six attorneys nationwide received this distinction.

Mr. Krishnan also serves on the boards of several non-profits and has a thriving pro bono practice, having litigated numerous civil rights cases in state and federal court. In 2023, the firm received the Center for Justice and Accountability’s Partner in Justice Award for his work in Camps v. Bravo, a human rights case that resulted in the 5th largest jury verdict in Florida federal court in 2022. In 2022, he also received the Minority Bar Coalition’s Unity Award for advancing diversity in the legal profession.

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Areas of Expertise
Civil Rights (Constitutional Law)
Civil Litigation (Litigation)
Intellectual Property
Commercial Law
Divestitures (Mergers)