Anjali Kulkarni

Anjali Kulkarni

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Privacy & Cyber Security

Professional Liability

White Collar & Regulatory Defense


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts


  • J.D., Santa Clara University, School of Law
  • M.S., Pace University
  • B.A., University of Southern California

Anjali Kulkarni


Ms. Kulkarni is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, where she represents businesses and individuals in all phases of complex civil litigation cases. Her practice extends to Intellectual Property litigation, contractual disputes, trademark and data privacy cases (both large and small), and large scale securities litigation. She also represents individuals and companies in a wide array of professional liability cases.  Ms. Kulkarni has obtained favorable results for clients in civil litigation, ranging from dismissal by summary judgment to settlement, and has extensively prepared cases for trial.   

Ms. Kulkarni also practices criminal defense, having experience representing clients both in the state and federal courts in California. To that end, Ms. Kulkarni has engaged in motion practice for criminal defendants in the Northern District of California, the Southern District of New York and the California State Criminal courts. Ms. Kulkarni specializes in the criminal side of securities litigation. 

Prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, Ms. Kulkarni was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Palo Alto office, where she focused her practice on intellectual property and civil securities litigation cases as well as patent litigation.  

While in law school at Santa Clara University, Ms. Kulkarni also served as a law clerk for the City of San Jose and an extern for Legal Advocates for Children and Youth in Silicon Valley, where she attended dependency, educational, and guardianship hearings on behalf of minor clients. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kulkarni taught special education as a part of the 2007 corps of Teach For America.


  • Ms. Kulkarni is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has extensive experience handling breaches affecting thousands of individuals as well as smaller breaches with less than a few dozen affected individuals.
  • Ms. Kulkarni has a broad litigation experience in commercial and securities litigation in federal and state courts.
  • In addition to the substantive areas mentioned above, Ms. Kulkarni’s knowledge and experience extends to trademark restructuring, security issues, data breach and compliance, and white collar.

Representative Matters

  • Member of three attorney defense team for political figure indicted on RICO, Racketeering, Honest Services Fraud and Arms Trafficking.
  • Worked with a partner handling several data breach and compliance cases, including HIPAA violations.
  • Member of two attorney team handling large scale breach of contract between national health insurance company and local surgical centers.
  • Worked with a team of four attorneys defending Securities Investor indicted on Securities fraud.
  • Member of interoffice Intellectual Property transactional team restructuring trademarks for international hotel chain.

Professional and Community Contributions

Ms. Kulkarni is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the State Bar of California. Ms. Kulkarni is also active in pro bono representation for immigration and asylum clients, and has appeared in oral argument before the First District of California Court of Appeals on a pro bono matter for the Family Violence Appellate Project.

Ms. Kulkarni is active with volunteering with the Family Violence Appellate Project and representing pro bono clients in cases of immigration and asylum.

She is also on the leadership team of the Gyal's Network. They are a women's network that encourages diversity and community outreach.

Ms. Kulkarni is also one of 44 local members of the Women's White Collar Defense Association. The international Association was founded in 1999 and has chapters in 25 locations worldwide.

As one of the 2017 Directors for the Barristers Club of San Francisco, Ms. Kulkarni is also responsible with assisting Barrister Club members in fostering professional growth, providing opportunities for community service, and serving as an advocate to young attorneys in the bay area.

Selected Presentations

  • Webinar presentation on HIPAA Audits, Co-presented with Simone McCormick, ePlace Solutions, May 2016

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Keisha W. v. Marvin M., 229 Cal. App. 4th 581, 177 Cal. Rptr. 3d 161 (2014), as modified on denial of reh’g (Sept. 5, 2014), reh’g denied
    (Oct. 7, 2014), review denied (Nov. 25, 2014), California Court of Appeals, First District, Division Five

Child custody case in which mother requested restraining order and was granted sole custody of minor son. Father appealed the restraining order that awarded custody of minor to mother and from family court’s acceptance of jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. California Court of Appeal held that 1) California had jurisdiction to modify a Texas child custody determination under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and 2) the California trial court was not required by the UCCJEA to communicate with Texas and Nevada before modifying the Texas custody order.

Academic Distinctions

  • President, Women and Law, 2012-2013
  • Emory Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2013
  • Cali Award Winner, Criminal Law, 2010
  • Trial Team Member, 2010-2013

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