Anand V. Ramana

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Industries
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Education
  • The George Washington University, JD, 2003
  • The George Washington University, MA, 1999
  • University of Michigan, BA, 1997
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Affiliations

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Chairman, Issues Committee, Loudoun County Democratic Committee, 2006

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. 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 a wide variety of commercial contract and business disputes. In recent years, he has litigated disputes involving banking and foreclosure practices, property acquisition and development/construction contracts, commercial leases and other conveying instruments, UCC matters, insurance coverage, commercial landlord-tenant relationships, zoning and land use matters, and consumer protection matters.

Anand’s commercial litigation practice often extends to representing government prime contractors and subcontractors of all sizes. His government contracts experience primarily includes litigating teaming agreement and subcontractor disputes between government contractors. In 2016, he led the appellate team that successfully argued to the Virginia Supreme Court that a seven-figure jury verdict enforcing a teaming agreement should be vacated.  One month later, he obtained a $12 million jury verdict involving fraud and breach of a teaming agreement.  Anand also counsels clients on a wide range of issues, has litigated contract award disputes before the Government Accountability Office and federal and state agencies, and has prosecuted and defended federal contract claims before boards of contract appeals.

Anand dedicates a significant portion of his career to defending the constitutional and civil rights of indigent individuals.  Anand has been the Chair of the Washington Office’s Pro Bono practice since 2013. His pro bono successes include securing a writ of habeas corpus for the release of an innocent man serving time in prison, forcing the return of two kidnapped children secretly taken to Saudi Arabia, and obtaining a reversal of immigration judge’s deliberate disregard of integral portions of the record to reach a decision to deport a persecuted man.  He has recently turned his attention to representing survivors of human trafficking in suits against their former captors.  

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Anand V Ramana
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Represented subcontractor against federal government prime contractor and obtained a $12 million verdict for fraud and breach of a teaming agreement

Represented federal prime contractor against proposed subcontractor on appeal and obtained reversal of seven-figure jury verdict in favor of the subcontractor

Represented major development company in lawsuit over the failed Loudoun Hounds baseball stadium and complex

Represented federal prime contractor against proposed subcontractor in teaming agreement dispute resulting in favorable settlement

Represented national bank on appeal of an adverse trial court decision involving residential foreclosure processes in Maryland and obtained full reversal of the judgment

Represented Mayor, Vice Mayor, and other elected officials at deposition in zoning lawsuit against a city council

Represented federal prime contractor in breach of contract lawsuit brought by subcontractor and obtained pre-trial dismissal on the merits

Represented a national bank in a consumer credit case of first impression before the D.C. federal trial and appellate courts regarding the proper calculation of unearned interest under federal law.

Represented federally-chartered bank in foreclosure challenge trial, resulting in judgment for the bank and imposition of significant sanction award against plaintiff.

Represented regional bank in fraud trial, resulting in judgment for the bank.

Represented local developer in complex consolidated jury trial arising from a failed multi-million dollar radio station deal.

Represented major telecommunications company in commercial lease trial, subsequently briefed and argued Virginia Supreme Court appeal.

Briefed and argued federal Freedom of Information Act appeal in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Briefed a variety of foreclosure challenge appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Represented national prescription benefits company in successful protest of a U.S. Post Office award of $210 million contract to a competitor.

Represented national environmental remediation company in successful protest of a U.S. Navy award of $100 million contract to a competitor.

Lead counsel in over 20 cases resulting in published opinions in federal and state court.

Named to "Virginia Legal Elite," Civil Litigation, Virginia Business, 2014, 2015, 2016

Named to " Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Appellate, Civil Rights/First Amendment, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2015

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Appellate, Civil Rights/First Amendment, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2011

McGuireWoods Annual Pro Bono Award, 2012

McGuireWoods Excellence Award, 2012

Pro Bono Publico Award, New York Legal Aid Society, 2005

Panelist, "How to Give Back to the Community," Harvard Law School APALSA Conference, February 2016
Presenter, "Enforceability of Teaming Agreements in Virginia," June 2014