Anand is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer. He regularly appears in the federal and state courts of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is intimately familiar with the local rules, practices, and judges in those jurisdictions. Although his practice mainly consists of preparing for and conducting bench and jury trials, he devotes a significant portion of his time to briefing and arguing appeals.
Anand prosecutes and defends lawsuits related to commercial contract and business disputes, banking and mortgage/foreclosure disputes (including FCRA, TILA, RESPA, and FDCPA cases), property acquisition and development/construction contracts, commercial leases and other conveying instruments, UCC matters, insurance coverage disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, zoning and land use matters, and consumer protection matters.
Anand also advises and represents government contractors of all sizes. His government contracts experience includes counseling clients on a wide range of issues, litigating contract award disputes before the Government Accountability Office and federal and state agencies, as well as prosecuting and defending federal contract claims before boards of contract appeals. He has represented large American and British defense contractors in executive branch and congressional investigations. He has also successfully opposed several Freedom of Information Act requests seeking the proprietary commercial information of those he represents.
Anand dedicates a significant portion of his practice to constitutional and civil rights litigation. In 2012, Anand received coverage in The Washington Post and local CBS and NBC news outlets for leading a team of lawyers in overturning the criminal conviction of an innocent man on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. The Court granted the habeas corpus petition after the man had been jailed for two years, and only weeks before the final disposition of his deportation proceedings, which were based entirely on the wrongful conviction. In 2005, Anand received the New York Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award for his successful challenge of an immigration judge’s deliberate disregard of integral portions of the record to reach a decision to deport a persecuted man. He has also litigated a wide variety of First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment issues in 42 U.S.C. 1983 actions.
Anand is currently authoring a legal treatise titled Transnational Litigation in U.S. Courts. The practice manual will address the nuances of prosecuting and defending cases that involve foreign individuals, businesses, government agencies, and sources of evidence. The work is expected to be published in late 2013.
Anand also spends time contributing to legal education. He taught the mandatory legal writing and appellate advocacy courses at George Washington University Law School for several years, and periodically judges the George Washington University Law School and George Mason University Law School moot court competitions.