Our Team

Litigators. Trusted Legal Counselors.

Our Team

Schulman Bhattacharya is led by a group of highly skilled attorneys who have decades of experience in all facets of commercial litigation and arbitration. 

We are proud of our lengthy track record of success, which includes winning the dismissal of multi-billion-dollar “bet-the-company” claims, obtaining trial verdicts and settlements in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and handling the most complex and sensitive matters for clients in virtually every industry sector.

Our primary focus is prosecuting and defending clients in actions involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, lender liability, creditor’s and debtor’s rights, fraudulent conveyances, trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, invasion of privacy, products liability, and federal and state securities law violations.

We regularly appear in state and federal courts across the United States, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, New York, Florida, Delaware, California, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana.  We also have been involved in some of the highest profile and complex international disputes emerging in recent years, including the Sumitomo Corporation “rogue trading” cases, the Bank of New York Russian money laundering scandal, and the East Timor oil and gas drilling rights cases, as well as substantial investor-state disputes in Brazil, the Philippines, and Mongolia.

We are regularly engaged to represent clients in all phases of a commercial dispute, ranging from pre-litigation investigations and negotiation to handling every stage of a pending case through trial, appeals, and collection on judgments.

Jeremy W. Schulman

Mr. Schulman is a founding Member of Schulman Bhattacharya and Chairman of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Group. His practice is highly diversified, with a concentration in complex commercial litigation matters, international and domestic arbitration, internal investigations and corporate counseling.

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Koushik Bhattacharya

Mr. Bhattacharya is a founding Member of Schulman Bhattacharya. He is a seasoned litigator and trusted corporate counselor. Clients appreciate his ability to analyze issues and craft creative and efficient strategies to dispose of costly and time-consuming disputes, allowing his clients to focus on maximizing the success of their business.

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Jeffrey S. Gavenman

Mr. Gavenman is a founding Member of Schulman Bhattacharya. He represents corporations and individuals across a broad spectrum of complex commercial litigation. He is well known for his results-oriented approach focused on strategy and client service, his ability to lead clients through all phases of litigation and his skill in identifying and resolving complex legal issues.

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Edwin R. Schulman

Mr. Schulman is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing his practice on complex commercial cases in the federal and state courts in New York. He has successfully handled hundreds of disputed matters, including numerous jury trials, summary dispositions, merits arbitration hearings, appeals, and administrative proceedings.

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Jonathan A. Barnes

Jonathan A. Barnes is an associate attorney with the Firm handling complex litigation matters. His experience spans complex business litigation and criminal matters involving construction, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, and products liability. Mr. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from New York University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law.

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Jessica J. Bustamante

Jessica J. Bustamante is an associate attorney handling business litigation, arbitration and real estate transactions. Her experience has focused on disputes and other matters involving complex bankruptcy, construction, employment, labor, entertainment, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance issues. Her industrial experience includes construction, telecommunications, life sciences, and hospitality.

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Sabina Schiller

Ms. Schiller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Tulane University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where she served as Notes and Comments Editor on Emory International Law Review. Prior to joining Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC, Ms. Schiller worked for a boutique commercial litigation firm, where she represented international corporations and individuals in all stages of complex commercial controversies.

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Sandra Schiller

Ms. Schiller holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Gender Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.  She earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality. Prior to joining Schulman Bhattacharya, Ms. Schiller worked for a regional commercial litigation firm, where she assisted in representing corporations and individuals in all stages of complex commercial controversies.

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