Mr. Gopal Subramanium is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. After completing a degree in law from the University of Delhi, he began his career in 1980 at the Chambers of Mr. Soli Sorabjee. In the early years of his career, he acted as Standing Counsel for the Union of India before the Supreme Court and was also retained by M/S Amarchand Mangaldas & Hira Lal Shroff & Co. In 1993, he was designated Senior Advocate suo moto by the Supreme Court, one of the youngest in India's history to receive the designation. Mr. Subramanium served as Additional Solicitor General of India from 2005 to 2009. He served as Solicitor General of India from 2009 to 2011, during which period he was also Chairman of the Bar Council of India.
Mr. Subramanium has appeared in a number of notable commercial and criminal cases, and cases of significant constitutional importance. In Devidas Ramchander Tuljapurkar, he argued for greater literary and artistic freedom. In Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India, he submitted a report titled “The Indian Child: India's Eternal Hope and Future” which devised plans to curb immoral trafficking, slavery and begging amongst children. Mr. Subramanium acted as lead counsel for the Government of India in litigation concerning irregularities in the allocation of 2G radio-spectrum bandwidth to telecom operators and appeared on behalf of the Union of India in Rameshwar Prasad v. Union of India (the Bihar Assembly case). He also acted as prosecuting counsel in the Bombay Blasts Case of 1993, as special public prosecutor in the Parliament Attack case, and successfully defended the conviction of Ajmal Kasab before the Supreme Court.