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Riya was previously a Summer Associate with Calfee, where she prepared memorandum on a variety of litigation matters including securities regulations, insurance and intellectual property. She prepared deposition summaries, attended arbitration and assisted in writing post-motion briefs. 

She worked as an English Language Assistant with the French Ministry of National Education in Vierzon, France, where she was responsible for instructing intermediate level English classes for French secondary and high school students and providing concentrated instruction in pronunciation, culture and verbal expression. 

Riya received her J.D. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, where she was senior editor for the Journal of International Law, Law School Ambassador, secretary of the Student Bar Association, secretary of the South Asian Law Students Association and associate editor of the War Crimes Prosecution Watch newsletter. 

Riya joined Calfee as an Associate in 2019. 


J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2019

B.A., Rockhurst University, 2015



  • In 2020 obtained summary judgment for one of the nation’s largest retailers in a commercial lease dispute with an Ohio real estate developer arising from the Calfee client’s business decision to shutter one location in favor of a new location nearby; the landlord’s appeal to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals remains pending.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Vice President of Membership

News & Events



  • Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Law Clerk
  • International Bar Association in London, Legal Intern

Licensed In

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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