Lecturer in Law
Ruchi Desai is the head of strategy and operations at Purple, Inc., a technology startup building a smart jewelry product. She also serves as senior counsel to interface rehab, inc., a health care services company based in Orange County, CA. At both Purple and interface rehab, her responsibilities include overseeing operations and process improvement efforts, driving corporate strategy, generating leads and driving business development efforts, coordinating capital raises, handling transactional legal matters and assisting human resources with both compliance and discrete employment issues.
She practiced for two years in the New York office of a mid-sized, LA-based law firm handling intellectual property, litigation, corporate and entertainment matters. Prior to law school, she spent two years trading credit default swaps at Rockview Capital, a market-neutral hedge fund based in New York.
Desai holds an LLM, specializing in intellectual property, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from Harvard Law School, and bachelor’s degrees in finance and international studies from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively.