Rani B. Kulkarni is an associate in the medical malpractice defense team at VBPNP. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kulkarni was employed as a fourth year medical malpractice defense attorney at a reputable U.S. law firm in Melbourne, Australia. Ms. Kulkarni managed a high-volume practice representing hospitals, health care providers and insurers in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Ms. Kulkarni negotiated out of court settlements for her clients, regularly argued motions in court and represented refugees seeking urgent medical care on a pro bono basis. Ms. Kulkarni also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice Forrest at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia from 2015 to 2017 where she assisted with the drafting of judgments and acted as a bench clerk in medical malpractice and personal injury trials.
Ms. Kulkarni earned her Master of Laws (LL.M) (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia Law School in 2020 and completed her first law degree, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
While at Columbia University, Ms. Kulkarni served as the LL.M representative on the Columbia Health Law Association and taught Masters of Bioethics students as a Teaching Assistant alongside Professor David Hoffman in a Hospital Ethics and Compliance course. Ms. Kulkarni also participated in the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic where she worked with major hospitals in New York to raise awareness regarding Local Law 55 and asthma prevention. Ms. Kulkarni graduated with honors as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School in May 2020. Ms. Kulkarni is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia and is provisionally admitted to practice in New York State pending permanent admission.