Pavan C. Surapaneni

Pavan C. Surapaneni is a partner with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, who has a unique multidisciplinary practice in the sports and real estate industries. He has been named a “Sports/Entertainment Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, a “Rising Star in Sports” by Law360, and an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor. He is a long-tenured member of the Firm’s diversity committee and was selected as a fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, as well as by the NYC Bar Association’s Diversity Bar Fellowship Program. Surapaneni graduated from the School of General Studies in 2006 as salutatorian of his class with a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. He subsequently received his J.D. from Harvard. While at Columbia, he held several school- and University-wide student government and leadership positions, led Community Impact’s Peace by PEACE, competed on the ski team, and was named to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program. Surapaneni previously served on Columbia’s Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee and GS’s Recent Alumni Leadership Committee. He has been a member of GS’s Board of Visitors since 2011 and currently serves as its Vice Chair. He previously served on GS’s Reunion Committee and the CU250 Undergrad Student Committee. Surapaneni is also a Director and Secretary of Saving Teens, a Director of the American Alpine Club, and a former Director of the John Dewey Academy. Growing up in Maine, he is an avid skier and ice climber. He now resides in Tribeca.

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