“The type of skills involved in debate, the way you need to be prepared and persuasive, were so appealing to me,” he recalled. “That piqued my interest in the law, and it only grew from there.”
After working as part of an in-house corporate legal team for a Fortune 500 company, Bagchi in 2010 joined Maslon, where he’s spent nearly a decade closing national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
He’s also played a key role in launching the firm’s growing Technology, IP & Media Group practice, with projects that range from representing top so ware companies to negotiating with global digital marketing firms.
“It’s very exciting to work with visionary business leaders to try and develop what’s next,” he said. “These folks are trying to do brilliant, cutting-edge stuff, and that means coming up with intellectual property protections that didn’t exist even a few decades ago, or sometimes not even a few years ago.”
Bagchi is equally passionate about another role as well: advancing diversity within both the firm and the legal community. He serves as chair of Maslon’s diversity and inclusion committee, which focuses on recruiting and retaining diverse lawyers and staff, providing training and enrichment programs, and hosting diversity-related events.
He noted that Maslon itself was founded as a result of three lawyers who couldn’t get hired locally — despite impressive credentials, including a Supreme Court clerkship — because they were Jewish.
“This firm was founded on a belief in the power of diversity,” said Bagchi. “I’m proud to help build on that.”
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