Crain's Chicago Business 2022 Notable Women in Law: Bhavani Raveendran
Bhavani Raveendran leads the civil rights legal team alongside founding partner Antonio Romanucci. She focuses on police misconduct, prison abuse, hazing, bullying, sexual abuse and wrongful death cases. Raveendran represented the family of George Floyd in the civil lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers, which resulted in a $27 million settlement in March 2021. Raveendran is particularly proud of her work on the devastating Chicago case of 16-year-old Desiree Robinson, who was killed after being sex trafficked online. The testimony of Robinson’s mother helped change federal internet communications law. Raveendran is active in the American Association for Justice and is chair of the police misconduct litigation group and the police misconduct task force.