Shrutih V. Tewarie

Partner, Co-Chair, Trade Sanctions & Export Controls Practice - New York

Shrutih Tewarie
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Shrutih Tewarie’s practice is focused on U.S. and international disputes, investigations and compliance. 

Shrutih represents international and national companies in a variety of litigation matters, including breaches of contract, business torts, intellectual property disputes, products liability cases, and class action matters. Shrutih also represents foreign sovereign governments and their instrumentalities in U.S. court litigation and international arbitration, including in investment treaty disputes before international tribunals.

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  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2012
  • Tufts University, B.S. in Quantitative Economics and International Relations, cum laude, with high distinction honors, 2009


Dutch, German, Hindi, French

Representative Experience

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS v. Republic of India.  Serve as counsel to India in a UNCITRAL Arbitration under the India – France bilateral investment treaty arising from contract concerning the supply and operation of cargo handling equipment in the Indian State of West Bengal
  • Defend multinational corporations, state-owned entities and their officers in U.S. court litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property and tort claims
  • Represent state-owned entities, private corporate entities and individuals in suits brought under or implicating the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Defend publicly-traded water technology products manufacturer against product liability claims in more than 19 states as member of national counsel team

Business Crimes and Government Investigations

  • Represent medical diagnostics company in investigation involving Stark Law and Anti-Kickback violations
  • Represent chemicals company in investigation brought by SDNY Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit
  • Represent investment adviser in SEC investigation
  • Defended Chief Executive Officer of an affiliate of a global financial institution in a federal Anti-Money Laundering Controls investigation  
  • Represent CEO of manufacturing company in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation involving allegations of bribery of foreign officials in India
  • Conduct internal investigation for technology company concerning alleged kickbacks provided in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Middle East
  • Defend COO of healthcare provider in government investigation involving allegations of False Claims Act violations
  • Represent CEO of multinational telecommunications company in federal criminal investigation involving allegations of securities fraud

Trade Sanctions and Export Controls

  • Conduct internal investigations for companies concerning potential violations of U.S. export control and trade sanctions laws
  • Advise clients on compliance with OFAC sanctions programs, including the Iran and Cuba sanctions programs, and assist with product classifications
  • Assist clients in setting up global operations, including through conducting due diligence concerning compliance with U.S. export control and trade sanctions laws
  • Develop compliance programs and trainings for clients in a wide variety of sectors

UN Advisory and Human Rights

  • Conduct internal investigation for company concerning alleged human rights abuses that occurred at company’s operations in South America
  • Advise Permanent Missions to the United Nations on matters before the General Assembly and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • Conduct assessment for technology company on compliance with freedom of expression and human rights principles
  • "Litigation and Enforcement in the United States: Overview," Practical Law Dispute Resolution Global Guide: U.S., Thomson Reuters (May 2021)
  • Editor, Foley Hoag Cross-Border Compliance Update (2019- Present)
  • “Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on commercial arbitration in New York,” LexisNexis (June 2020)
  • “Lessons From SEC's Bribery Claim Against Ex-Goldman Exec,” Law360 (May 2020)
  • “Law and Practice” Chambers Global Practice Guide – International Arbitration, Second Edition, (2019) 
  • Book Review, Oppenheim’s International Law: United Nations, Volume I & II, American Journal of International Law, Volume 113, Issue 5 (2019) 
  • International Trade and Social and Environmental Responsibility; Benchmarks to Standards, Lamy International Contracts, September 2018
  • Foley Hoag LLP Product Liability Updates, Associate Editor (2016 – 2019) 
  • “A New Legal Framework for the Enforcement of Settlement Agreements Reached through International Mediation: UNCITRAL Concludes Negotiations on Convention and Draft Model Law," European Journal of International Law Blog (EJIL: Talk!), April 23, 2018
  • "Bridging the Cultural Gap in International Arbitrations Arising From FCPA Investigations," Fordham International Law Journal, Volume 39 (April, 2016)
  • Massachusetts chapter, Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide, 2016 and 2017 Editions (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business)
  • “First Circuit” chapter, Class Action Compendium, The Defense Research Institute (publication pending)
  • "Social Media Fan Accounts: Honoring a Celebrity’s Brand or a Trademark Violation?" The Licensing Journal, Volume 34, No. 5 (2014)
  • "Best Practices in Preventing Fraud and Corruption in a Global Business," Lex Mundi Practice Guide (2014)
  • "New Rule, Old Requirements: The New FINRA Suitability Rule Codifies Pre-Existing Industry Standards," Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Journal, Volume 19, No. 2 (2012)

Foley Hoag Alerts & Updates


  • Super Lawyers New York, Rising Star 2020 
  • Named to 2013 Lawyers of Color "Hot List," recognizing early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession
  • Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Articles Editor
  • High Distinction Honors for Undergraduate Thesis ("A Comparative Study of Merger Antitrust Policies in the EU and the US: Is Convergence Possible?")
  • Sigma Iota Rho International Relations Honors Society
  • Tufts Honos Civicus latin honors for academic and civic excellence


  • Vice-Chair, American Bar Association International Law Section, International Anti-Corruption Committee 
  • Co-President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy - Boston Lawyer Chapter
  • American Constitution Society Boston Lawyer Chapter, Media Chair
  • ABA Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, Member
  • Massachusetts Export Center Compliance Alliance, Member
  • South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Past Board Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Board Member
  • TiE Boston, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • North American South Asian Law Student Association, Past Vice-President
  • KYC For Today’s Global Business Environment” - Speaker, Massachusetts Export Center Webinar, (October 8, 2019)
  • “Sanctions Update” – Presenter; Massachusetts Export Control Center Biennial Export Regulatory Compliance Update (June 14, 2018) 
  • Panelist, "Celebrating 15 Years – Past NASALSA Board Members," Columbia Law School, North American South Asian Law Student Association Conference (February 2013)
  • Moderator, "Careers in Litigation," New York University Law School, North American South Asian Law Student Association Conference (February 2012)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York