Swathi Sukumar is a lawyer who runs a private civil litigation practice, focused on intellectual property. She has been a lawyer in several prominent judgments in the area of intellectual property.
She holds a Bachelors law degree from NALSAR University of Law, and a Masters law degree with Honors from Columbia Law School, United States. Alongside her private practice, in 2011 she co-founded iProbono India. iProbono India focuses on providing access to justice to disadvantaged individuals and also provides legal assistance to Indian civil society organizations, on a pro bono basis. iProbono works with vulnerable individuals, such as disadvantaged children who have survived sexual abuse, street vendors, and other individuals who face impediments in accessing justice, by providing them legal assistance.
In the past two years alone, under Swathi’s leadership and supervision, iProbono has provided over 28 child survivors of sexual abuse with pro bono legal assistance through its network.