A partner in Newmeyer Dillion’s Nevada office, Savera Sandhu counsels a wide range of corporate and healthcare clients on business and litigation matters throughout the state and nationwide. Embracing the firm’s commitment to propel businesses forward, she combines deep knowledge of commercial litigation with finely-honed experience as a trusted legal advisor to Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare, finance, transportation, entertainment and construction industries.
Business-focused, Savera leverages her litigation perspective to advise clients on all aspects of business, from strategic insights to day-to-day concerns involving contracts, leases, intellectual property rights and employment issues. She adeptly navigates legal challenges to help companies succeed at every stage of the business life cycle.
Savera brings a broad perspective to her work with healthcare clients, based on her strong knowledge of corporate law, healthcare litigation, and state and federal regulatory matters, including including the Heath Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Anti-Kickback , Stark laws, and the False Claims Act effecting the healthcare industry. She counsels medical professionals on the business of healthcare including physician agreements, equipment leases, partnership formation and dissolution, internal processes and procedures, and compliance issues, which includes data privacy. Savera combines years of experience with a strong courtroom presence to defend commercial litigation for medical malpractice and commercial injury cases. She successfully represents medical professionals in Medical Board inquiries and in defending medical malpractice claims. Savera also advises healthcare professionals on solution-oriented approaches to navigate Nevada’s recent opioid reporting requirements under AB474, serving as a trailblazer in this emerging compliance area.
Commercial Litigation & Corporate Transactions
A seasoned practitioner, Savera leverages fifteen years of strong litigation and transactional experience with strategic business consulting when advocating for her clients. She develops internal corporate policies and procedures to reduce risk of litigation and ensure compliance with regulatory laws, advises clients on employment matters, counsels, officers and executives on their fiduciary obligations, develops sound risk management protocols, negotiates contracts, and litigates complex matters for sophisticated corporate clients.
In connection with her litigation practice, Savera has extensive experience handling multi-million dollar cases as the lead attorney in complex litigation, construction defect, premises, and general liability claims. She has successfully managed all aspects of complex commercial litigation. Savera defended multi-million dollar commercial litigation claims for a Fortune 100 company and served as trial counsel for one of Nevada’s largest homeowner construction defect lawsuits. Her litigation knowledge and courtroom presence also give Savera a unique perspective on successful litigation avoidance techniques that she considers when advising clients in her transactional practice.
When it comes to business, Savera brings a “what not to do” perspective to contracts applying a liability avoidance viewpoint to protect against litigation pitfalls and contract ambiguity. For Savera, on behalf of a multi-state restaurant group, it’s all in a day’s work to successfully handle employment issues, lease negotiations, and serve as counsel to a partnership dispute. With an eye on strategy, Savera consistently takes a straightforward approach to understand her clients’ business needs and obtain the best possible results.
- State Bar of Nevada
- State Bar of Washington
Charitable & Civic Involvement
Savera embodies the belief that effective legal counsel requires a strong commitment to her profession and to the communities where she lives and works. She has been active since her college days, where she co-founded the Access to Justice Institute, and has interned with NASDR, the Consumers’ Union, and the Washington Attorney General’s office. Savera won the Miss India, Washington title, and went on to represent the Indian community in the Miss Seafair pageant. Dedicated to the tenets of diversity and inclusion rooted in the firm’s culture, Savera has held leadership roles as a long-time member of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA) and the South Asian Bar Association, where she serves in leadership positions and remains active.
- Nevada, 2007
- Washington, 2003
- Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
- University of Washington (B.A., 2000)