Vinay Limbachia is a litigation associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Vinay served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patty Shwartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also spent two years in the litigation department of another international law firm, where his practice focused on commercial litigation, criminal investigations, and pro bono immigration work. Vinay received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Philosophy and Religion from Rutgers University, where he was awarded the William H.S. Demarest Scholarship, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as the Comments Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and on the executive board for the Penn Law Mock Trial Association.
While at Penn Law, he co-authored the winning brief in the Edwin R. Keedy Moot Court Competition before a panel of federal circuit court judges and was a recipient of the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. During his academic years, he worked as an organizing fellow on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign in New Jersey, was elected as a Democratic committeeman, and externed in the White House Counsel's Office.
Vinay was born and raised in Edison and currently resides in Harrison. He is an at-large member of the Alumni Leaders Council of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, for which he also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee; the Director of Programming and Stakeholder Relations for the New Jersey Leadership Program, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting South Asian youth participation in local and state government in New Jersey; and a volunteer in the government relations department of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a global Hindu denomination dedicated to fostering the ideals of service and devotion. In his spare time, Vinay enjoys exploring vegan restaurants, attending interfaith services and events, and playing tennis.