Sachin S. Desai

Sachin S. Desai

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email sachin.desai@​

Phone +1 202 637 3671

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Sachin S. Desai assists clients in the nuclear industry and throughout the energy sector. He brings with him a unique set of skills in law, business, and engineering.

Sachin practices nuclear and radioactive materials law involving the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy, and state and international counterparts. He is well-versed in administrative, energy, and environmental law, and served in law school as the editor in chief of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

He routinely writes on cutting-edge legal topics in the nuclear regulatory arena, including foreign ownership of, and investment into, U.S. nuclear power plants, advancements in nuclear decommissioning, and licensing of advanced reactors. Sachin also helps spearhead the Hogan Lovells legal blog focused on next-generation nuclear reactors: HL New Nuclear.

Sachin complements his legal experience with a practical understanding of the energy industry. Before law school, Sachin was a strategy consultant assisting companies in heavily regulated industries. He holds a Masters of Engineering degree, worked as a Henry Luce Scholar at a research lab in Taiwan, and has published multiple technical research papers.

He comes to the firm from the NRC, where he served as a judicial law clerk with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. Prior to working at the NRC, Sachin clerked for the Honorable Judge Marian Blank Horn at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Awards and recognitions


Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide), Associates to Watch
Chambers USA


Henry Luce Scholar
The Henry Luce Foundation

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013

M.Eng., Cornell University, 2007

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2006


Former editor in chief, Harvard Environmental Law Review

Former chair, Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee, Energy Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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