Prakash H. Mehta

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Prakash Mehta advises some of the world’s most prominent fund sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and other institutional investors. He provides strategic advice on private equity-style investments, exit transactions, joint ventures, and stock and asset sales. He also counsels on investor portfolio company matters and serves as corporate counsel to public and private portfolio companies. Representative work includes advising on economically transformative private equity, venture capital and infrastructure fund manager-level transactions, including seed arrangements, joint ventures and minority stake sales; counseling funds on restructuring shale-play investments impacted by volatility in the energy sector; providing advice on debt and equity investments in shipping and entertainment assets around the world; assisting Asian clients on U.S. inbound investments in a variety of sectors; and representing limited partner advisory boards with respect to zombie fund manager disputes, with extensive work on funds divorce matters involving fund principals and investors. He is co-leader of the firm’s investment management practice, leader of the India practice and member of the management committee. Mr. Mehta received his J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, and received his B.S.F.S. summa cum laude from Georgetown University. Professional Memberships Member, advisory council, Committee for Global Thought, Columbia University; Member, board of directors, U.S.-India Business Council; Member, advisory council, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association; Member, advisory council, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council