Navin Ramalingam



Navin is an Associate Attorney in the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group at Robins Kaplan LLP. Navin has a lifelong passion for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He combines this passion with his strong business acumen to solve complex legal problems for his clients in the most efficient manner possible. Using his distinctive professional experience and strong work ethic, Navin is able to break down intricate legal issues and communicate solutions effectively to a wide array of audience.

Navin is a 2021 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. At law school, Navin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality (Vol. 39), a Student Director at the Consumer Protection Clinic, and a member of the McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team. Navin also participated in National Moot Court and Mock Trial, and provided over 50 hours of pro bono legal service. Before law school, Navin was a Management Consultant at Deloitte and Ernst & Young for over six years solving his clients’ problems in the financial regulations and compliance industry, and a Software Developer for around three years. Navin has a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors in Information Technology.

Navin was born and raised in the Great State of Tamil Nadu in southern India. He has lived in Chennai, Cincinnati and Chicago, and has extensively traveled the continental United States. During his free time, Navin likes to explore the Minnesota outdoors with his wife and two pups; read magical realism or historical fiction books; brush up his Deutsch; and ride his 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350.

  • Class of 2021 Most Outstanding Contribution Award
  • 2021 Minnesota Law Equity & Diversity Award
  • 2021 McGee Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Moot Court Competition Finalist and Best Respondent Brief Winner
  • 2018 Dorothy O. Lareau Legal Writing Best Brief Award for Section 64
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Mentor (2019)
  • HOME Line, Tenant Advocate (2019)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Mentor (2017–2018)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Spoken Languages
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • University of Minnesota Law School (2021)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality (Vol. 39), 2020–2021
  • Student Director, Consumer Protection Clinic, 2020–2021
  • University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Master of Science, Information Systems (2012)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Technology, Information Technology (2008)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
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