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Vidya Dindiyal


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Vidya Dindiyal focuses her practice on complex litigation. She represents financial institutions, corporations, and fiduciaries in a variety of state and federal court actions.

Prior to joining Thompson Coburn, Vidya was a litigator at a prominent global law firm and previously a private enforcer in high-profile antitrust actions where she worked to hold the largest companies accountable for unlawful conduct restricting free trade, fair competition, and market accessibility, pursuant to the federal antitrust statutes.

Vidya maintains a robust civil rights and constitutional litigation practice having represented clients before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, and several United Nations bodies. Vidya has also zealously advocated in federal court in matters involving the death penalty, the criminalization of abortion, and gender-based violence.

Vidya received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, summa cum laude, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was the recipient of the highest academic honor, the Myers Law Scholarship. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, where she served as the Shirley R. Sherr Human Rights Fellow. During law school, Vidya was a student attorney for the International Human Rights Law Clinic, where she represented clients before Circuit Courts of Appeals and assisted in drafting reports documenting worker exploitation and abuses. Vidya served at the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, where she worked primarily on litigation combating police brutality, and for the Human Rights Program of the ACLU, where she had the privilege of working on Alien Tort Statute litigation on behalf of victims of torture and illegal detention. Prior to law school, Vidya was a Program Associate for the Ford Foundation's Democracy, Rights, and Justice initiative, where she worked on grant-making initiatives to advance women's human rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights domestically and globally.