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Pallavi Saluja

Pallavi has worked as a Senior Associate at a Delhi based law firm, Archer & Angel. During her 5 years with Archer & Angel, Pallavi  worked on insurance and shipping laws. She holds a Master’s degree in law from Delhi University. Prior to her Masters, Pallavi graduated with a BSL, LL.B degree from ILS Law College, Pune.

Pallavi loves traveling and watching movies. Besides that, she spends her spare time reading, watching cricket and playing games on the Wii.

She can be reached at +919811196674 or by email at pallavi [at] barandbench.com. 


Anuj A.

After graduating from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2009, Anuj decided to pursue litigation in Delhi. Appearing in various courts and tribunals, he has worked in a variety of fields including service, labour and criminal law.

Anuj likes movies, cheese in all forms and his bike. When not grumbling about life in general, he can be spotted poring through the latest Gaiman.

He can be reached at +919619560202 or by email at anuj[at]barandbench.com.


Murali Krishnan

A graduate of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Murali was associated with Tata Capital before joining Bar & Bench. He has worked in various areas on corporate and banking laws.

Murali is a travel enthusiast and loves watching cricket and tennis.

He can be contacted at +919899573134 or by email at murali[at]barandbench.com.



Shishira Rudrappa

A Co-Founder of Bar & Bench, Shishira has been instrumental in promoting partnership initiatives at Bar & Bench. He also played a pivotal role in carving out a content management strategy apart from forging content sharing partnerships.

Shishira plays a critical role in several other leading companies. This entrepreneur is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a Thomas Buergenthal scholar from George Washington University. He worked as an Associate at Poovayya & Co., a Bangalore based law firm, before co-founding JuriMatrix (now, Clutch Group), one of the leading LPOs worldwide. A snooker enthusiast and a movie buff, he is actively associated with Janaagraha, a non-profit organization.

He can be reached at shishira.rudrappa [at] barandbench.com.


Bipul Mainali

Bipul is a member of the Board of Bar & Bench. He has been instrumental in designing operational and marketing strategies. Bipul is an attorney, currently practicing at Pepper Hamilton LLP, New York. He is a graduate of the National Law School of India University and Harvard Law School. Bipul worked with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in New Delhi prior to joining Harvard Law School.

While at Harvard, Bipul focused on negotiations-related work, including preparing a blue print for negotiating the political crisis in Nepal brewing at the time, and he also served as the Harvard '06 LL.M. commencement speaker. He is a member of the American Bar Association. Bipul spends his spare time reading, writing, enjoying adventure sports and working on entrepreneurial projects.

He can be reached at bipul.mainali [at] barandbench.com.



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