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Praveen Kosuri

Practice Professor of Law

Praveen Kosuri

Praveen Kosuri has a unique background in law, business, and public interest. As a former investment banker he is versed in all forms of capital raising for Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses. Continue reading… Praveen Kosuri has a unique background in law, business, and public interest. As a former investment banker he is versed in all forms of capital raising for Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses. In addition, his experience representing businesses as a corporate lawyer and commercial litigator allowed him to apply an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to solving his clients’ problems. That same integrated approach can be seen in his direction of the Law School’s transactional legal clinic. Praveen has marshaled the resources of the Clinic to positively impact distressed communities by creating a mix of clients which range from small business owners in the inner-city to nonprofit organizations engaged in redevelopment projects to ventures creating technologies that can benefit society at large. Praveen began his clinical teaching career at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

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Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development
  • Start-Up Ventures
  • Business Law
  • Emerging Businesses
  • Transactional Law

Research Areas

  • Community Economic Development
  • Domestic Microfinance
  • Transactional legal practice and theory
  • Legal Education and Pedagogy

Positions

Penn Law – Practice Professor of Law (2012- ); Practice Associate Professor of Law (2007-12 )

University of Chicago, Clinic on Entrepreneurship – Assistant Director & Lecturer in Law (2005-07)

Credit Suisse First Boston – Investment Banking Associate (2001-02)

Krasnow Saunders Cornblath, LLP – Attorney (2002-05)

Cook County Public Defender’s Office – Assistant Public Defender (1995-2000)

Professional Activities

Lutheran Settlement House, Board of Directors (2011-- )

Philadelphia VIP, LawWorks, Steering Committee (2010-2011)

Ewing Kauffman Foundation, entrepreneurship.org – eLaw, Editorial Board (2008-- )

Courses

  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
  • Professional Responsibility for Transactional Lawyers

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