Vasundhara Prasad

Vasundhara Prasad

Associate, Litigation


Vasundhara Prasad represents pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance and other companies in a wide range of complex civil litigation and government and regulatory investigations. She has defended clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S.

Ms. Prasad’s representations include:

  • an association of major airline carriers in prevailing on preemption claims after a two-week federal court trial, which resulted in Massachusetts being enjoined from enforcing certain laws and regulations against the airline industry
  • a biotechnology company and certain of its officers and directors in a putative securities class action and related derivative suits following the company’s recall of a medical device
  • biopharmaceutical, investment management, financial services and mutual life insurance companies in breach of contract and business and commercial litigation

Ms. Prasad also has an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in crisis due to domestic violence, Massachusetts state prisoners in civil rights litigation in federal court and in seeking medical parole in state court, and refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. In recognition of her pro bono work, Ms. Prasad was named as a 2020 honoree of the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Nery Arrano Award. She serves on the Steering Committee for Skadden’s South Asian Affinity Group, in addition to being an active member of the Boston Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston.

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Prasad was a judicial intern for Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Denise Casper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.



  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2019 (cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Boston College Law Review)
  • Ed.M., Boston University, 2014
  • A.B., Brown University, 2012


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Vasundhara Prasad