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Krishnan Chittur, President

Chittur & Associates, P.C.
Central Westchester Business Park

500 Executive Boulevard Suite 305

Ossining, New York  10562

Tel: 914 944 4400
Fax: 914 8408537

kchittur@chittur.com

Practice Areas: 

Consumer Protection; Civil Commercial Litigation (Trials and Appeals); Religious Organizations Law; Class Actions; Civil Rights.

Admitted:  New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Ninth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court.  Also admitted:  Mumbai, India.

Law School:  Bombay University (LL.B., LL.M.); Harvard University (LL.M.); Harvard University (S.J.D.)

College:  Bombay University, B.S.

Professional Affiliations:   American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); National Association of Consumer Advocates

Honors:  Vice Chancellor T.K. Tope Prize for Best Cumulative Performance in Law School Examinations in all three years (Bombay University); Gold Medals in: Jurisprudence and Conflict of Laws. Recipient, Rotary International Award for Best Student, Government Law College; 1st in class of 1127 students.

Publications:  “Resolving Close Corporation Conflicts: A Fresh Approach,” 10 (1) Harvard J. Law & Pub. Pol. 129 (Winter 1987); “The Corporate Director’s Standard of Care: Past, Present & Future,” 10 Del. J. Corp. L. 505 (1985); “Wall Street’s Teddy Bear: The ‘Poison Pill’ As a Takeover Defense,” 2 J. Corp. L. 25 (1985); “Ventriloquism for Corporate Directors: Special Litigation Committees in Derivative Suits,” 9 Cor. L. Rev. 125 (1985)

Innumerable articles and letters published in leading newspapers and magazines on various subjects of public interest

Non-Professional Organizations

Rotary International Dist. 7230, District Governor Nominee for 2018-2019; Rotary International Dist. 7230, Friendship Exchange Committee, Chair (2012-2015);  Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor Member (2008 – present) and Past President (2012-2013); Board of Education, Briarcliff Manor School District, Trustee (2009 – 2010); Briarcliff Manor School District, Ad hoc Facilities Committee, Member (2008 – Feb 2009); Village of Briarcliff Manor, Parking Committee, Member (2007-2008); Indo American Lawyers’ Association, New York, President (2002-2004); Police-Community Relations Advisory Council, Ossining Member (1994-1996); Anti Bias Council of Greater Ossining, Inc., President, 1991-1994;  Bombay University, Senate, Member (1977-1978; Student’s Union, Government Law College, Chairman (1977-1978); Bombay Uniaversity Students’ Union (1976-’77)

Languages:  English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Tamil.

Krishnan S. Chittur, the Founder and Principal of the firm, has over three decades of experience in civil litigation, including trials and appeals. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has been admitted to the bar in Mumbai, India, in several jurisdictions in the United States, and in the U.S. Supreme Court . Prior to founding Chittur and Associates, P.C., he was associated with nationally renowned litigation firms. He has litigated before federal and state courts, conducted trials with and without juries, and briefed and argued several appeals.

Mr. Chittur was also an arbitrator with the New York Stock Exchange and with the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers).  As such, he has arbitrated, and been the chairperson of arbitration panels, in several disputes between stockbrokers and customers, and between different broker dealers.

Having litigated in India and the United States, Mr. Chittur has extensive international litigation experience. His practice is now focused on litigation, trials and appeals involving consumer protection, class actions, religious organization disputes, and commercial and civil rights disputes before State and Federal courts, mainly in New York.

Well-known for effective litigation strategy and unyielding tenacity in fighting for his clients, Mr. Chittur has come in for specific praise repeatedly for his work in civil commercial litigation by judges, including Judge John S. Martin, Jr., of United States District Court (S.D.N.Y.) (“untiring efforts”); Justice Stephen Crane of the New York Supreme Court, New York County, (“zealous representation”), Justice Cahn, also of the New York Supreme Court, New York County (“unusually literate,” “achieved very substantial results”), Justice Austin of the New York Supreme Court, Nassau County, and now of the Appellate Division, Second Department (““Mr. Chittur has been nothing short of tenacious on behalf of his client . . . it is, in fact, noted that his efforts were herculean and difficult … which his client should note and should be appreciative of”), Justice Shulman of the New York Supreme Court, New York County (“on this record, as well as the record of this litigation from its inception, this Court concludes that Chittur is more than qualified, is very experienced in prosecuting class actions, and will be actively engaged in this action to its ultimate conclusion”), and most recently, Judge Erika Edwards of New York City Civil Court, New York County (“Although Mr. Chittur operates essentially a two-attorney law firm with limited staffing and an office outside of New York City, . . his credentials and experience demonstrate a commanding fee. Mr. Chittur is a Harvard law graduate, he has over 38 years of complex commercial litigation experience and his work on several other cases involving similar facts in state and federal courts and class actions separate him as one of the leading attorneys in this field. . . Also, after a decade of contentious litigation, the unique legal and factual issues involved in this case, including the fact that Defendants prevailed on what could possibly be the first jury trial of this kind in this court is commendable.”)

Andrey Strutinskiy

Of Counsel

astrutinskiy@chittur.com

Admitted: 2004, New York

Law School: Lviv Franko University Law School, J.D., 1999; Tulane University Law School, LL.M., 2003

Andrey Strutinskiy has been Of Counsel to the firm focusing on Consumer Fraud class action and Civil commercial litigation. A first generation immigrant from Ukraine, he graduated from Tulane Law School with a Masters in Law in 2003.

Mr. Strutinskiy is admitted to the Bar in Ukraine (1999), and in New York (2004). He has been actively involved in several cases concerning consumer protection litigation, primarily in the New York Supreme Court and the United States District Court for Southern District of New York.