As a determined and self-motivated individual, Himani is committed to working hard to achieve what is best for others.
From growing up and working in Australia to studying in Europe and now working in California, Himani’s unique local and global experiences allow her to bring diverse cultural understandings and perspectives to our firm. She emphasizes the importance of communicating with the client in a way that brings about creating solutions that specifically cater to the client’s strategic vision, needs, and goals.
As a small business owner herself, Himani understands the unique skill set and knowledge required for running a successful business. Himani relies on her own business experience and legal background to ensure your business interests and needs are met.
Himani earned her J.D. in Australia from The Australian National University where she completed courses in various areas of law, including corporate law, litigation law, and commercial law. She also previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) and a Diploma of Languages (Spanish) from RMIT University. During this time, Himani completed a semester exchange program abroad in Spain at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Her strong cross-cultural skills and experiences have enabled her to understand and work in the law from a global lens.
During law school, Himani worked part-time for a family law start-up and volunteered with the ANU College of Law in partnership with the Centre for Social Justice in India. This latter role entailed analyzing and summarizing judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of India for publication in local languages to ensure accessible legal developments to lower courts and rural law centers.
Himani has a knack for legal and policy research — she has written major research projects on topics such as the influence of family violence in property settlements and the impact of Spain’s language policy on Catalonians seeking employment outside of Catalonia.
Currently, Himani volunteers as an editor for one of Australia’s longest-standing and most prestigious dedicated international law publications, The Australian Year Book of International Law (AYBIL). She helps prepare each volume of the AYBIL by proofreading and verifying sources cited. This exposure to high-level academic level writing allows Himani to utilize and further develop her research, analytical and legal skills.
Outside of law, Himani volunteers as the International Relations Lead for an international non-profit charity organization based in the Asia-Pacific. Although her main duties revolve around relationship-building and liaising with government agencies, she also assists the organization in a legal capacity by drafting legal documents and statements (disclaimers, employment/volunteer agreements terms and conditions, privacy policies) and researching legal matters and policies in the realm of charities law and corporations law.
She currently runs an eCommerce skincare business and has learned many skills as a small business owner — project management and planning, just to name a few. She understands the many projects involved in starting a new business and the need to fulfill legal obligations and effectively manage resources. Her business skills and knowledge lend into empathy for other business owners just like her.
Himani is passionate about humanitarian causes, access to justice, and education. In her spare time, she volunteers for Basava Samiti of Asia Pacific, an international non-profit charity organization dedicated to bringing communal harmony through education. She has also previously volunteered for the Australian Red Cross and actively participated in her university association, the RMIT International Studies Association.