Swathi Padmanabhan

I am an attorney at Jones Day in the firm’s Atlanta office, where I focus my practice on capital markets and corporate governance matters. I previously practiced at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Alston & Bird LLP.  I received my law degree from Vanderbilt.

My husband and I are also the founders of Fairhaven Circle, a luxury direct to consumer home decor company that features artisanal products handcrafted with care by artisans across India. As social entrepreneurs, we are preserving traditional Indian textile techniques that are dying out due to artisans’ lack of access to a robust market. By innovating the designs to reflect a western aesthetic, we are bringing to the US true works of art that will become the heirlooms of tomorrow.

Outside of work, I serve as a member of the Advisory Council of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and volunteer with the Atlanta Music Project. A passionate violinist myself, I believe very strongly in exposing all children to classical music. 

My future goals include using my law degree to positively influence public policy, becoming a thought leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, and traveling the world.

Portrait of Swathi Padmanabhan