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Santosh Aravind



Santosh Aravind, a former federal prosecutor, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals and companies in white-collar criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, cyber-security matters, and complex commercial litigation. Santosh has represented individuals and companies in proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of Justice, the Office of Attorney General in Texas, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and various state agencies in Texas. He has chaired or co-chaired more than a dozen trials, including nine as a former federal prosecutor in New York City, and has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as state appellate courts in Texas. Santosh also regularly advises start-up technology companies, oil and gas companies, and individuals and companies involved in business disputes.

Before joining Scott Douglass & McConnico, Santosh served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York for over five years. While a federal prosecutor, Santosh investigated and prosecuted a variety of offenses including securities fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, murder, racketeering, weapons and international narcotics trafficking, international money laundering, public corruption, and organized crime.

From 2005 to 2009, Santosh was an associate in the litigation department in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, LLP. At Latham, Santosh represented individuals and defendants in securities and complex commercial litigation and government investigations.

After graduating from Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School, Santosh served as a law clerk for the Honorable Julian Abele Cook, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2003 to 2005.

  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2003
  • Member, University of Michigan Law Review

  • Texas State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Austin Asian American Bar Association
  • Founding Member and Barrister, Barbara Jordan Inns of Court (2017-2019)
  • Panel Member, Western District of Texas Criminal Justice Act

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