Mr. Antonipillai is a 1997 graduate of the Washington College of Law. As a student he participated in the clinical program and was on the staff of the Administrative Law Journal.
He is currently Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Commerce. Prior to his appointment as Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Antonipillai was a partner in the litigation practice group at Arnold & Porter where he concentrates his practice on commercial and bankruptcy litigation, securities litigation and enforcement, appellate matters, accountant liability cases, director and officer liability matters, and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Antonipillai has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal courts, before congressional committees, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC), and state public accounting bodies. Mr. Antonipillai also has experience handling matters governed by the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), and he holds a top-secret (TS-SCI) national security clearance. The Washington Business Journal recently named Mr. Antonipillai to its list of "Top 40 Business People Under 40," recognizing his significant victories and pro bono work. Washingtonian magazine named Mr. Antonipillai one of the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40," and Lawdragon recognized him as one of the 500 "New Stars, New Worlds."
In 2010, Mr. Antonipillai was appointed Senior Advisor to Senator Carte P. Goodwin of West Virginia. During Senator Goodwin's term in the Senate, Mr. Antonipillai advised him on matters relating to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Senate Budget Committee, and Senate Rules Committee, in addition to other matters that came before the Senate. Mr. Antonipillai rejoined Arnold & Porter in November 2010. He has dedicated a significant part of his practice donating his time to clients in need. Among other things, Mr. Antonipillai started a clinic that helps those in need in appellate matters, and in the last six years, the clinic has handled dozens of matters, winning important cases in criminal, prisoner civil rights, habeas, and social security cases.