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Divya M. Prasad


Divya Prasad is an associate in the Baltimore office and a member of the Financial Services Transactions Group.

Professional Biography

Ms. Prasad assists financial institutions and non-bank financing parties in structuring lending and leasing transactions including equipment finance, synthetic leases, finance leases, and commercial real estate. She works closely with a team of attorneys and legal professionals who all have robust experience in the financing of a variety of collateral. She understands the nuances that each deal brings to the table including those involving the purchase, sale, or lease of aircraft, equipment, commercial real estate, vehicle fleets, and satellites.

Before joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Prasad served as a law clerk for the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City where she worked with a team of law clerks to support 26 judges in both civil and criminal matters.

Ms. Prasad served as a legal intern at the World Bank Group and Hughes Network Systems when enrolled at the American University Washington College of Law. As a staffer on the American University Business Law Review, she authored articles on pressing legal issues surrounding data privacy, artificial intelligence, smart contracts, blockchain, insurtech, and international trade sanctions.

  • "Shiny New Tech in Insurance: Insurtech," American University Business Law Review (March 2020)
  • "U.S. Department of Commerce Adds Huawei to the Top of its List," American University Business Law Review (October 2019)
  • "Smile for the Camera: Potential Regulation of Facial Recognition Technology," American University Business Law Review (October 2018)


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2020
    • Staffer – American University Business Law Review
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2016, cum laude


  • Maryland, 2022

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