Kamali P. Willett

Kamali P. Willett

Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials
Kamali P. Willett has represented clients in federal and state courts, and before neutral arbitrators, including on appeals and foreign and domestic government investigations. He also has advised clients on maintaining appropriate internal controls in order to prevent potential litigation.


Some of Mr. Willett’s representations include:

  • JPMorgan Chase in:
    • antitrust class actions and other litigation alleging a conspiracy among Visa, MasterCard and certain banks to set credit and debit card interchange fees and network rules; and
    • an antitrust class action, and related Department of Justice and European Commission investigations, alleging a conspiracy to restrain competition in the credit default swaps market;
  • HSBC in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy among dealers of Mexican government bonds;
  • Barclays Bank in antitrust class actions and related state False Claims Act litigations alleging anticompetitive activity related to variable rate debt obligations;
  • PayPal in litigation concerning whether its businesses practices comply with regulations imposed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control;
  • advising a fintech company on whether its business practices comply with relevant state and federal laws and regulations;
  • a financial institution in the sale of its student loans business;
  • certain family members in an arbitration dispute concerning control of a family-owned business;
  • a quick service restaurant franchisor in investigating potential knowledge of misconduct by an employee of a separate entity with which it had a close business relationship;
  • a health care services company in a post-purchase price adjustment dispute before a neutral accountant;
  • an education company in seeking indemnification pursuant to provisions of its stock purchase agreement;
  • International Flavors and Fragrances in connection with the defense of an action alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract relating to a new technology; and
  • The National Basketball Association in securing the dismissal of a former team owner’s challenge to a lifetime ban that prohibited his involvement in the business operations or management of his former team.

Mr. Willett has represented a number of clients in pro bono cases and is active in assisting local and national nonprofit organizations. He currently sits on the board of Brooklyn Legal Service, which works to challenge systemic injustices and ensure the well-being of communities across Brooklyn. This includes preventing evictions and preserving housing; demanding access to high-quality education, health care and economic security; ensuring safety and stability for survivors of domestic violence and immigrants; and fighting for the dignity and respect of all New Yorkers, including LGBTQ+ communities, New Yorkers with disabilities and people of color. He also sits on the board of the Young People’s Project, which uses math literacy work to develop the abilities of students in elementary through high school to succeed in school and life.



  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2006
  • B.A., Brown University, 2001


  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Kamali P. Willett

Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials