Mr.Seetharaman Sampath is the founder of SEETHARAMAN & ASSOCIATES, a law firm that specializes in international trade, trade policy, foreign exchange management law and various other regulatory laws in India. He is a renowned international trade lawyer specializing in WTO laws and as a litigating lawyer, he has appeared before the adjudicating authorities in various departments of the government, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange (ATFE), High Courts and the Supreme Court in a number of cases. Until May 2000, Mr.Seetharaman was a civil servant. He has served the Government of India as a member of the Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) in various capacities such as Deputy Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Deputy Secretary in the Union Public Service Commission, etc.