Ajay Raju serves as chairman and CEO of Dilworth Paxson LLP. His legal practice is national and international in scope, with a strong emphasis on structured finance and real estate capital markets transactions. Over the course of his career, Ajay has earned a reputation as a leader across a broad spectrum of other transactional areas, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures; and cross-border strategic alliances. Recognised as one of the foremost authorities on issues arising from India’s emergence as a global economic power, Ajay is regularly called upon by leading multinational corporations to provide counsel on navigating the Indian market; and to act as a liaison and negotiator within India's complex regulatory regime. Ajay was recently named by Lex Witness as one of India’s top 50 power players shaping the country’s modern legal and business landscapes.
Ajay serves the philanthropic interests of the Greater Philadelphia region through the Raju Foundation, as a reform activist and social entrepreneur. In 2011, Ajay was appointed by then-mayor Michael Nutter to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Works, the region’s premier workforce development agency and the city’s fiscal agent for state and federal employment and training funds.
Ajay is a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Comcast/NBCUniversal joint diversity council, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the Safe America Foundation and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. He is a member of the chairman’s council for the Philadelphia Zoo; the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s leadership council; the archbishop’s cabinet for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; the Drexel University leadership council; the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network advisory council; and the Young Presidents’ Organization.