Prakash Mehta is a partner and serves on the management committee of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, one of the largest and most diverse law practices in the world. He comes to CGU’s board with a wealth of experience in global investment management, advising prominent investors including sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, fund sponsors, and university endowments.
Prakash is a key leader of the firm’s international practice and has played an instrumental role in the establishment of offices in Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Following the global financial crisis and more recently the pandemic, he has also handled investigations and dispute resolution within and outside the funds industry.
Prakash is a member of the Advisory Council of the Committee for Global Thought at Columbia University; the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Business Council; and the Advisory Board of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. He is a longtime advisor to DUMAC, the Duke University endowment manager.
A prolific speaker at global industry, trade association, and university events, he spearheaded the launch of “FundSpeak,” a monthly speaker series that critically examines legislative, regulatory and enforcement priorities under the Biden Administration and Congress.
Prakash earned his bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his JD at Georgetown University Law Center. The work of Peter Drucker is Prakash’s inspiration, bringing him closer to the world of CGU and Claremont.
Prakash joined the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University in 2022.