Rishikeesh Wijaya is an associate in the Litigation practice. His current practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory compliance for clients with a nexus to Asia. Rishi has experience advising clients including government entities on anti-corruption/compliance issues under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as anti-money laundering, fraud, and U.S. sanctions issues.
Having learned Mandarin while growing up in Singapore, Rishi has conducted multiple internal investigations and compliance reviews for clients operating in the Greater China Region. He has also advised companies operating in Southeast Asia and India. Rishi has led compliance training for local APAC employees in English and Mandarin, in addition to assisting clients with formulating compliance policies and procedures. His work cuts across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, technology, and industrials.
While at Columbia Law School, Rishi served as a judicial extern to Judge Victor Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
LL.B., First Class Honors