Ravi Ramanathan joined the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) in 2021 as Director of the Investigations Division. As Director of Investigations, Ravi leads the Division’s efforts in detecting and uncovering waste, fraud, and abuse in New Jersey government.
Prior to joining OSC, Ravi worked as an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP representing individuals and corporations in criminal and civil enforcement matters, including internal investigations and compliance reviews, federal and state investigations, and monitorships of major financial institutions. Ravi brings to OSC deep experience leading investigations and creating investigative reports for government entities and other stakeholders. Ravi also maintained an active pro bono practice at Jenner that included representing a nationwide class of U.S. Army veterans and representing indigent clients in federal criminal proceedings.
Ravi previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He began his legal career as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he worked on large-scale government investigations and securities matters.
Ravi received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as a notes editor on the Yale Law Journal and an executive editor on the Yale Law & Policy Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & American Institutions, magna cum laude, from Brown University. Before his career in law, Ravi was a Teach for America corps member in Marvell, Arkansas, where he taught high-school biology and chemistry.
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