Prabha Sipi Bhandari is Managing Director and General Counsel of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank's US registered broker-dealer, investment advisor and futures commission merchant (FCM), and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions - Legal Americas. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2007, Ms. Bhandari was responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions at Viacom Inc. Prior thereto, Ms. Bhandari was a corporate associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Duhé, Jr. of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Bhandari is a frequent speaker on M&A and corporate governance topics, including the role of investment bankers, fairness opinions and ongoing legal and regulatory developments.
Ms. Bhandari received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served as Notes and Comments Editor of the New York University Law Review. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations. She is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 2013, Ms. Bhandari received the Corporate Leadership Award from the South Asian Bar Association of New York.
Ms. Bhandari serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Teaching Beyond the Square and as a Member on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Children's Museum and on the Steering Committee of Women in M&A New York.