Kirti Datla

Kirti Datla

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email kirti.datla@​

Phone +1 202 637 6583

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Kirti Datla focuses on appellate litigation and complex motions in the federal district courts. She has briefed numerous appeals before federal appellate courts, state appellate courts, and state Supreme Courts. Her practice spans the full range of the Appellate group's docket, including issues involving arbitration, bankruptcy, employment law, the False Claims Act, jurisdiction, and insurance.

Kirti has argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits and in California state court. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Kirti clerked for Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Judge Amul R. Thapar, then of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (now of the Sixth Circuit). Before clerking for Justice Sotomayor, Kirti served as an attorney-adviser in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel for nearly two years. There, she reviewed the legality of presidential orders; advised federal agencies on major questions of constitutional, statutory, and administrative law; and examined pending legislation for constitutional issues.

Kirti graduated summa cum laude from the NYU School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the NYU Law Review.

Education and admissions


J.D., New York University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2012

B.A., Rice University, cum laude, 2008


South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

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