Saurabh Gupta is Arabella’s general counsel. He sets the vision and strategy for the legal team to ensure strong legal compliance and risk mitigation policies are in place so that the firm may achieve its vision and mission. In addition, Saurabh provides executive-level legal guidance to the independent nonprofit organizations that Arabella helps to support, including the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor that hosts charitable projects. Saurabh provides substantive advice on corporate governance, employment law, organizational risk assessment and mitigation, audits, litigation, contracts administration, insurance policies, and compliance with political and lobbying laws.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Saurabh spent 13 years developing expertise in public education and public-sector labor organizations. He has worked on behalf of public educators in several roles: as the deputy general counsel for the Massachusetts Teachers Association, as staff counsel for the Maryland State Education Association, and as assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Saurabh has extensive experience providing legal counsel on corporate governance issues to boards of directors and drafting legal opinions on issues such as political and lobbying compliance, conflict of interest policy, HR employee handbooks, and state ethics rules. He has deep experience with negotiating collective bargaining agreements, policymaking, state-wide ballot initiatives, and legislative analysis. Saurabh has represented the interests of his clients before arbitrators, local and state administrative agencies, and in state court. Saurabh’s work with DCPS involved advising the senior leadership team on compliance with laws and policies governing K-12 policy and specifically special education compliance procedures.
Saurabh graduated law school from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University. Saurabh enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes, listening to music, discovering new cuisines to attempt to cook, and—unfortunately—rooting for all Cleveland professional sports teams.