Jyoti Sagar has been practicing law since 1976. He founded J. Sagar Associates (JSA) – in New Delhi in 1991 as a solo practitioner. JSA is now one of the leading national firms with over 300 professionals. Jyoti also founded K&S Partners, an Intellectual Property boutique in 1994. K&S now has over 115 professionals and is a leading IP practice.
He has pioneered a new paradigm in Indian law firm organization and management structures. Both JSA and K&S have features, which are unique to Indian law firms – a ‘no family’ rule; admittance to partnership without goodwill buy-in; retirement age for partners; innovative partner compensation mechanisms; and shared vision, mission & core values.
Jyoti is Associate President of Society of Indian Law Firms; and one of the International Vice Presidents of Asian Patent Attorneys Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of India.
He is also Chairman – Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon (focuses on long term sustainable development issues of Gurgaon, National Capital Region); Trustee – Genesis Foundation (provides critical medical assistance to orphans & underprivileged children); and supports Deepalaya (engaged in education of slum children in the National Capital Region).
Jyoti is a B.A. (Economics Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and Bachelor of Laws (University of Delhi). He has attended the Mergers & Acquisition Program at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.