Tara P. Ganapathy is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and related litigation. She has represented individuals, corporate clients, and boards of directors in connection with a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. Her recent experience includes matters such as assisting former Judge John Gleeson in acting as the court-appointed amicus curiae in arguing against the dismissal of false statements charges in United States v. Michael Flynn and advising the court regarding potential perjury prosecution.

Ms. Ganapathy also has an active pro bono practice, including work with non-profits and advocacy groups bringing impact litigation. Most recently, her work includes representing clients in a successful challenge under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Federal Vacancies Reform Act to asylum-related policy directives that curtailed the rights of asylum seekers and led to improper removal orders, issued by a former Acting Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services the court ruled to have been appointed unlawfully.

Ms. Ganapathy joined Debevoise in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, she was a litigation associate at a premier U.S. law firm in New York, where she represented clients in white collar matters and a wide range of civil disputes before federal and state courts. Ms. Ganapathy received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2016 and her B.S. from Georgetown University in 2012.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia