Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (“HSE”), a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Annisa G. Chaudari, Michele R. Di Franco and Karthik N. Sekharan have been named associates. All three had been law clerks at the firm.
Chaudari is an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group in the firm’s Buffalo office. While in law school, Chaudari worked as a legal extern at a large not-for-profit healthcare system in Virginia, and a law clerk for a medical coding company where she analyzed and assessed contracts. She earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude, and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, magna cum laude.
Di Franco is an associate in the Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation practice group in the firm’s Rochester office. While in law school, Di Franco worked as a law clerk in the Civil Recoveries Bureau at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and a research assistant to Professor Patrick M. Connors, a leading expert in New York civil procedure. He earned a B.Soc.Sc. magna cum laude, and M.A. from the University of Ottawa, and a J.D. from Albany Law School, magna cum laude.
Sekharan is an associate in the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group in the firm’s Rochester office. Prior to joining HSE as a law clerk, Sekharan was a summer associate with the firm for two summers and gained hands-on experience working on complex legal issues across a variety of practice groups. He earned a B.S. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from University of Buffalo School of Law, magna cum laude.