Arati Bhattacharya was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco, and lived in Hong Kong before settling in Houston, Texas in 1990. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration with magna cum laude honors from Texas A&M University in 2003, and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 2006. She also took comparative law classes at Oxford University in 2004.
While pursuing her law degree at SMU, Ms. Bhattacharya served on the Executive Board of the SMU Student Bar Association, the Executive Committee of the SMU Board of Advocates, and the Moot Court Planning Board. She was inducted into The Order of Barristers for her excellence in advocacy and was a recipient of the John Kennedy Memorial Scholarship for her service and dedication to the law school.
Following law school, Ms. Bhattacharya practiced at a mid-size law firm in Houston and specialized in business litigation, general civil litigation, and insurance defense. She relocated to Austin and joined Cantilo & Bennett, L.L.P. in 2007. Ms. Bhattacharya currently focuses her practice on business litigation, as well as insurance and regulatory matters.
Ms. Bhattacharya is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Ms. Bhattacharya is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District Court of Texas.
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