Ashish Mahendru Profiled as Distinguished Alumnus for University of Texas Endowed Professorship

AUSTIN – Ashish Mahendru, founder of litigation boutique Mahendru P.C., was featured in a profile in the Fall 2017 alumni newsletter for distinguished graduates of the University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts.

Mr. Mahendru, who along with his wife is endowing a professorship at the school, discussed his work since graduating in the Plan II honors program in 1993.

His career path after the University of Texas School of Law took him to law firms in Austin, Boston and then to Houston where he started his own firm in 2001 focusing on business and commercial law.

“I am a business divorce lawyer. Meaning, when partners get into a fight over money, a competing business, trade secrets or a host of other issues, I step in,” Mr. Mahendru told the alumni publication. “My work is singularly conducted in a courtroom setting. I routinely seek emergency relief through temporary restraining orders to prevent a partner or employee from stealing trade secrets, for example. It is an action-packed existence.”

When asked how he would counsel liberal arts graduates who want to pursue a career in law he told them to brush up their Shakespeare.

“If the incessant, human greed factor interests you and the attendant drama that creates, then study up on Shakespeare. My line of business disputes and business divorce cases will never cease to entertain, engage and enliven,” Mr. Mahendru said.

The Mahendru Family Endowed Professorship in Plan II for Expanding Global Views is set to be a permanent endowment in the College of Liberal Arts. It will specifically support faculty courses that are innovative and cross-disciplinary, on topics that significantly expand the world view to allow students to engage with difficult global issues.

Mahendru P.C. is a boutique commercial litigation firm whose attorneys are known for their tenacity, intelligence and experience. Founded in 2001, the firm has a simple philosophy: Your problem is our problem. We adopt it, understand it and solve it. Our objective is to resolve every case in the best, fastest and most cost-efficient manner possible. We never wait for our opponent’s next move, which means we spend a lot of time at the courthouse and are well-known there. To learn more visit

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