Shreya Rao heads the private client practice and is a senior member of the tax practice at Nishith Desai Associates. She has extensive experience in advising on cross-border issues in private client law, especially on India-US issues. She obtained her Masters in Law from Harvard University, Cambridge and graduate law degree from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad. She taught tax law as a visiting faculty at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore from 2009-12. She is the recipient of the International Bar Association (Taxation Section) scholarship awarded for a paper examining the applicability of evolving fiscal jurisdiction theories to the business models of global service industries. She was a South India representative of the Young IFA (International Fiscal Association) from 2011-13 and is a registered Trust and Estates Practitioner with the Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners. She is a member of the Steering Committee setting up the STEP India chapter and has spoken at various international conferences on private wealth planning.