Ariana Dindiyal


New York
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Ariana Dindiyal is a commercial litigation associate who takes a resourceful and innovative approach to advising clients. Her expanding practice concentrates on matters related to commercial litigation in state and federal courts, as well as advising on issues related to data privacy, records and information governance and technology application.

Ariana has notable experience conducting legal research and drafting pleadings, briefs, memoranda, affidavits and discovery documents. Combining her organizational skills with a well-rounded familiarity of judicial processes, including experience as a federal law clerk, Ariana effectively manages caseloads for clients' distinct matters.

Select Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort including hundreds of actions.
    • Represents the Trustee in various ongoing subsequent transferee actions, which involve active discovery disputes and motion practice.
  • Represents corporate clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts.
  • Counsels clients on information governance practices and strategy and related compliance issues, including developing and implementing record retention policies, litigation holds and related policies and materials.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • New York University Lawyer Alumni Mentoring Program: Mentor
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee: Secretary
    • Litigation Committee: Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Judicial Internship Opportunity Program Mentor
  • South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York: Treasurer
  • New York Law School Alumni Association: Board of Directors

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Joel H. Slomsky, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Law Clerk
  • The New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division: Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • The Honorable Andrew L. Carter, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Judicial Extern
  • The Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York: Judicial Intern
  • Office of the New York State Attorney General, Consumer Frauds Bureau: Legal Intern


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York


  • J.D., New York Law School, 2017
  • B.A., New York University, 2014


In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
AI Regulation and Soft Law Considerations Across the Uncanny Valley
By Ariana Dindiyal, James A. Sherer
September 27, 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the recognition or creation of patterns that simulate human actions or thought. Since the late 1970s, when people began regularly interacting with computers, AI has become increasingly prevalent, and...