Sachin S. Pandya

Professor of Law

Sachin Pandya’s scholarship has focused on American employment law, tort law, and the origins of the American liability insurance market. Since joining the Law School in 2008, Professor Pandya has taught Torts, Employment Law, and advanced seminars on related topics.

A graduate of Yale Law School (J.D.), Columbia University (M.A. Sociology), and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. Social Science), Professor Pandya clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, after which he served as an appellate and civil rights attorney in the Office of the New York Attorney General. There, he litigated, and often personally argued, many complex cases in New York State’s appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also helped litigate cases in the US Supreme Court. In 2004, he was a co-recipient of a Best U.S. Supreme Court Brief Award from National Association of Attorneys General. Professor Pandya started his law teaching career as a teaching fellow at Columbia Law School.

Sachin Pandya, “Designing The Tax Treatment of Litigation-Related Costs” (with Stephen Utz), 21 Florida Tax Review 533 (2018)

Sachin S. PandyaPresuming Damages for Unemployment Distress, 19 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 85 (2015)

Sachin S. Pandya and Peter Siegelman, Underclaiming and Overclaiming, 38 Law & Social Inquiry 836 (2013)

Sachin S. Pandya, Unpacking the Employee-Misconduct Defense, 14 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 867 (2012)
Sachin S. Pandya, Tax Liability for Wage Theft, 3 Columbia Journal of Tax Law 113 (2012)
Sachin S. Pandya, The First Liability Insurance Cartel in America, 1896-1906, 29 Law and History Review 375 (2011)
Sachin S. Pandya, Detecting the Stealth Erosion of Precedent: Affirmative Action After Ricci, 31 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 285 (2010)
Recent Faculty Notes
Professor Sachin Pandya Serves as Working-Paper Discussant at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting
Jan 9, 2020 -

Professor Sachin Pandya served as a working-paper discussant at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on Jan. 4, 2020, at a panel titled, "New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law." It was jointly sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools sections on employment discrimination law and on labor relations and employment law.

Sachin Pandya Presents Paper at Seton Hall Symposium
Nov 4, 2019 -

Professor Sachin Pandya presented a paper titled “On Evidence of Social Networks in Employment Litigation” at the 2019 Seton Hall Law Review symposium on Nov. 1, 2019, at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. The symposium honored the work of Charles A. Sullivan.

Sachin Pandya to Present Paper at Colloquium
Oct 7, 2019 -

Professor Sachin Pandya will present a paper titled “What Taft-Hartley Did to Joint-Employer Doctrine” on Oct. 11, 2019, at the Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, in Las Vegas.

Recent In The Media
Sachin S. Pandya in Communications Daily: SCOTUS Ruling Might Not Mean 9th Circuit Dismissal of Comcast Litigation (Mar 24, 2020)
Sachin S. Pandya in JOTWELL: How We Regulate Wage Theft (May 31, 2019)