Kaveri SubbaraoKaveri Subbarao Clark Hill
Litigation Business Unit Director
Kaveri Subbarao is a dynamic leader, lawyer, and entrepreneur with a best-in-class background in business and strategy. She brings an insightful, integrated perspective to solving legal and business issues that enables clients to identify and optimize opportunities, heighten profitability and take meaningful risks. As Director of Clark Hill’s global Litigation group, Kaveri is responsible for designing, implementing and stewarding growth strategies for the firm’s largest practice. She champions a diverse team of people in 25 offices throughout the United States, Ireland, and Mexico and is focused on developing and nurturing talent as well as expanding client relationships and enhancing client value.
Immediately prior to joining Clark Hill, Kaveri served as the CEO of a strategic consulting entity primarily positioned to help upper middle market companies re-engineer the way they do business and vaunt their capabilities to drive next level financial success and brand expansion. A “turn-around artist,” Kaveri’s hybrid experience in both law and business enabled her to provide her diverse portfolio of clients with critical strategic guidance to overcome plateaus and build sustainable profitability across a broad spectrum of company operations. She implemented new and innovative as well as tried-and-true systems by translating legal concepts into approachable terms and cleverly presenting emerging ideas and best practices in business and finance.
Kaveri is a corporate attorney providing focused, proactive legal advice and business counsel to companies and individuals in all stages of development and in a variety of industries. A creative problem solver, she works extensively with C-suite executives, boards of directors and corporate general counsel in the design and execution of legally sound, progressive business approaches and initiatives that are aligned with corporate objectives. Kaveri’s legal practice centers around serving as general counsel to sports industry individuals and companies, including professional and amateur athletes.
Kaveri started her legal career in private practice at ReedSmith, LLP as a corporate attorney and thereafter served as in-house general counsel for several entities. Her significant transactional experience includes work in securities, advertising and media, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and international law.
Kaveri was a Dean’s Fellow at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC where she earned her J.D. by attending classes part-time while working full-time for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in rigorous and intensive roles managing business and marketing activities in North and South America. During her tenure with ExxonMobil, she helped steward premier brands such as Mobil 1, Mobil, Exxon and Esso and developed strategic alliances, major sponsorships and licensing agreements with entities such as NASCAR, Miller Brewing Company, General Motors and WalMart.