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The Founder

Vibha Vikram Mane - Founder Director

Vibha, a Symbiosis Law School graduate, obtained her Masters in Law from the University of Glasgow, UK. For close to ten years now, Vibha has been into legal research and content creation. Her research interests include Police and Law enforcement, Police Reforms, Election laws, law and films as a medium for social change and Women and law.

Vibha has to her credit an independently drafted LLM course in Law, Development and Social Change for the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, TISS, Mumbai. At Jindal Global Law School she published a report on voting patterns and challenges to elections in India. Here she also taught Legal English & Law and Literature. She was a visiting faculty at SVKM law college, Mumbai and taught Intellectual Property Rights. With Rainmaker, Vibha was active in promoting the importance of effective and accurate research. She has imparted training in research tools and strategies, legal ethics and data security at some of the top law schools and LPO in India.

At all work fronts, Vibha experienced acute need for a positive change in the perception of law, methods of law teaching, importance of research tools and more importantly an exigency of sharpening legal elements for a better society.

In 2014, Vibha began conceptualizing her thoughts and gathering requisites for an organization that could provide solutions to these issues. Thus, Vibha embarked on an initiative called Law Matters with a belief that healthy legal change is equal to better social tomorrow.

It is an effort to reinstate the belief that it is law that matters as a fundamental and indispensible medium for reform.

Harini Shrinivasan - Associate Director- Quality Execution & Innovation

Harini represents Law Matters at the corporate front. With over a decade of work experience from HDFC Life, Honeywell Automation India Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd. and India Law Services, Harini's expertise lies in project finance, insurance policies, property law and stamp duty law among other areas. She has worked on varied projects on road, telecom, thermal and wind power.

With an eye for detail, Harini is our in-house expert on contract drafting, review and analysis. Highly imaginative, she is always churning out new topics for our projects. Harini is the mind behind our popular blog articles, and has a knack for crisp writing.

An enthusiastic orator, Harini is an alumni of Symbiosis Law College, Pune and holds a Diploma in Cyber Laws. Harini is currently pursuing the CS Executive Programme from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. .

Our Team

Reema Bali
Mentor & Relations Head

Reema Bali is currently pursuing her research degree in commercial law with special emphasis on Insider Trading. A law graduate from Delhi University, Reema acquired Masters in Law from the UK specializing in International Commercial and Business Law. She has national and international teaching experience of over ten years. An Assistant Professor with Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, Reema has taught at IGNOU, Amity, Leeds Metropolitan University and London Academy for Higher Education. Reema heads the North region for Law Matters. She is our prized mentor for legal training. She spearheads national and international collaborations and conferences for law schools aspiring to lead the competitive trends.

Costica Bradatan

Costica is Associate Professor of Humanities at Texas Tech University, USA, and Honorary Research Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author, editor of eight books, and has written for The New York Times, The New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, Dissent, Boston Review, Christian Science Monitor, The Globe & Mail amongst others. Costica serves as the Religion/Comparative Studies Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Costica spends two to three months in India every year and during his visits, we ensure he is busy brain storming innovative workshops and seminars with Law Matters. His thought loaded workshops encourage participants to broaden their understanding of varied subjects and apply new approaches to the philosophies of law and life.

Swagata Bhattacharya,
Trainer & Content Creator

With a heart of social worker and mind of graphic illustrator, we have Swagata to create content on and conduct training for soft skills, language, behavior and information technology for individuals, corporate, lawyers and IT professionals. She has a decade of experience in training and content creation.

She also undertakes testing and training need analysis. She is a strong advocate for charitable causes which caters to children’s basic needs and rights.

Ranjeet Sangle
Policy Head

Currently engaged as the Special Public Prosecutor for the Home Department, government of Maharashtra, Ranjeet is a leading authority in India on Shipping laws, law of the sea, international laws and law of crimes. An ILS Pune law graduate, Ranjeet did his specialized Masters Degree in Maritime Laws from the National University of Singapore. Mentored by senior counsel Dr. A. M. Singhvi, Ranjeet is an alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law. He is also associated with Asian Society of International Law, International Foundation for Law of the Sea, Germany, and Maritime Law Association, Singapore.

When Ranjeet is not rushing to high courts and the Supreme Court, he commits his time to critically evaluate, scrutinize and improvise the policy analysis projects undertaken by Law Matters. An international law enthusiast, Ranjeet feeds our team with ideas, knowledge and ever needed guidance.

Ashok S Patil
Social Initiatives Head

Mr. Patil, retired IPS officer handled profiles in varied capacities for Prisons, State Reserve Police Force, Police Training Schools, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Crime Investigation Department, Police Housing & Welfare Corporation among others. His work in Naxalite prone areas has been commendable as he was successful in enrolling huge number of informants and training the local youth to counter the attacks. He initiated the renowned sandalwood plantation project in Yerawada Prisons that yielded a grand fund from the National Medical Plant Board. His efforts also led to the introduction of certification system for bills and cross-checking construction quality during his Housing & Welfare tenure. With Law Matters, he insists on the sense of accountability towards the society and propagates the idea of being a catalyst for social change. He is the mind behind our social initiatives.

Aripta Gupta
Researcher & Advisor

Arpita is a S.J.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her graduate research focus is on Microfinance and Venture Capital from the New Law and Economic Development Perspective. She has taught International Trade Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at Jindal Global Law School, India. A law graduate from Delhi University, Arpita holds Master of Laws from UniversidadeCatolica Portuguesa, Lisbon. Arpita's role at Law Matters is to offer an insight on international legal trends and its relevance to the Indian legal scenario. Her well studied comparative approach enables us to keep upbeat with the needs of the day. She also provides critical evaluations to our policy studies.

Sheetal Zore
Front Office Executive

Sheetal graduated in Bachelors in Management Studies. Dynamic and proactive Sheetal has previously worked on various socially relevant projects with TISS, Mumbai. She has hands on experience in field work and data collection. Sheetal is efficient with her front desk responsibilities and she ensures smooth functioning of our office.

She is the one point contact person for all major and minor administrative queries at Law Matters.