Anitesh Govind

Senior Solicitor, Auckland Council

Anitesh is employed as a Senior Solicitor with Auckland Council’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.  As part of his role at Auckland Council, Anitesh is involved in providing strategic and legal advice to internal stakeholders on litigation matters and has appeared as Senior Counsel in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the District Court on several matters.

Before joining Auckland Council, Anitesh was with the central government for a number of years and worked mainly in the Family and Criminal jurisdiction. Anitesh has also worked in private practice in Wellington and Brisbane and is admitted in New Zealand and in Australia.

Anitesh holds a Juris Doctor (specialising in Corporate, Commercial and International Trade Law) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bond University in Gold Coast.  Anitesh also holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Otago.

Anitesh has a keen interest in the lawtech/legaltech space and how technology can enhance ways to provide accurate legal advice and cost-effective litigation.

Outside of work Anitesh enjoys fishing, travelling and cooking.