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Team @SFLC.in

Mishi Choudhary is working with SFLC following the completion of her fellowship during which she earned her LLM from Columbia Law School and was a Stone Scholar. Prior to joining forces with SFLC in 2006, she practiced as a High Court and Supreme Court litigator in New Delhi.  At SFLC, Mishi is the primary legal representative of many of the world’s most significant free software developers and non-profit distributors, including Debian, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. In 2010, she founded SFLC.in, since which time she has divided her time between New York and New Delhi. Under her direction, SFLC.in has become the premier non-profit organization representing the rights of Internet users and free software developers in India. As of 2015, Mishi is the only lawyer in the world simultaneously to appear on briefs in the US and Indian Supreme Courts in the same Term. She consults with and advises established businesses and startups using free software in their products and service offerings in the US, Europe, India, China and Korea. In 2015 she was named one of the Asia Society’s 21 young leaders building Asia’s future.In addition to an LLM, she has an LL.B degree and a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Delhi. Mishi is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India, in the State of New York, and before the Southern District of New York.
Prasanth Sugathan has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala, MBA from Pondicherry University and LLB from Mahatma Gandhi University. He has co-edited two books in the areas of Administrative law and Property Law. His areas of practice includes Constitutional and Administrative Law, Information Technology Law and Property Law.
Biju.K.Nair is a litigator having worked in various jurisdictions across India. His areas of practice extend from Corporate and Commercial Law, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Competition Law, Trademarks and Copyrights and Constitutional Law. He worked as a Senior Associate in the Litigation Departments of Luthra & Luthra Law Offices and Amarchand Mangaldas in New Delhi. Biju.K.Nair earned his Law Degree (B.A. LL.B.) from Army Institute of Law in 2004. He is a member of Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India.
Arjun Jayakumar joined SFLC.in after procuring his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law University, Delhi in 2013. At SFLC.in, his work focuses on a range of issues including surveillance and privacy, freedom of speech and expression, network neutrality, intermediary liability, Internet governance, and promotion of FOSS. He frequently represents the organization at various legal and policy platforms, and has been involved in several crucial campaigns that brought about substantial changes in India’s technology regulatory landscape. His areas of professional interest include technology law, human rights law and constitutional law.
  Sarath M S is our chief technologist. He is a FOSS activist and a software engineer working at SFLC.in. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has a 9 year professional experience in software development. He is a generalist and loves jumping into unknown waters and solve new problems. Having worked in large multinational companies to startups, and as an independent consultant for a while, Sarath is now with SFLC.in, in pursuit of his passion for Free Software. At SFLC.in, he works as a systems administrator, software developer, technology analyst and advisor. He has been developing the Internet Shutdowns tracker, an interactive map of Internet shutdowns in India.
Shobhit Chaudhry is a lawyer working with SFLC.in and his work revolves around Litigation, Legal Research, Policy, Advisory and Advocacy in areas of Information Technology and Intellectual Property Laws with a major focus on issues such as Intermediary Liability, Encryption, Internet Shutdowns, Net Neutrality, Promotion of Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) and Internet Governance. Prior to joining SFLC.in, he has worked with Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi, wherein he was involved with different facets of Intellectual Property Prosecution, Litigation & Enforcement. He has also worked as a Business Development Manager with AIESEC, world’s largest youth-run organization and international platform for Leadership Development, Cross-Cultural Interactions and Global Volunteer Exchange. Shobhit earned his Law Degree (B.A. LL.B.) from Army Institute of Law in 2015. He is enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi and is empaneled as an IP Facilitator under the government’s Start Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme.
Sukarn Singh Maini procured his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University, India in 2013. He worked as a litigator for three years in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. A coder in his free time, he has keenly followed the developments in FOSS since 2004. Since joining SFLC.in in 2016, he has worked on various issues, including internet shutdowns, privacy, freedom of expression, software patents and FOSS.
Vaishali Verma completed her B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi in 2015. She pursued her LL.M. in Cyber Law and Cyber Security from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2016. She is enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi and is UGC-NET qualified. Her areas of interest include Cyber Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law and Criminal Law. At SFLC.in, she works on the issues of internet shutdowns, Aadhaar, privacy, net neutrality and freedom of expression, among others.
Mamta Verma Mamta Varma is responsible for the Administration and Financial Coordination for SFLC.in She is a treasurer in SFLC.in’s Board and in charge of Board meetings and related procedural activities. Prior to joining SFLC.in, she worked as an Executive with GE Capital Finance Pvt Ltd. Mamta is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce ( Hons.) from the Delhi University.