Fireside Chat with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fireside Chat with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

SABA-NC is excited to host a Fireside Chat with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.  On January 16, 2018, Attorney General Grewal was unanimously confirmed by the New Jersey Senate to become the became the 61st attorney general of New Jersey.  He is also the first appointed Sikh American county prosecutor.

Prior to his selection as New Jersey attorney general, Grewal served as Bergen County prosecutor.  He also worked as an assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the district of New Jersey from 2010 to 2016.  While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as chief of the Economic Crimes Unit from 2014 to 2016 and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of all major white collar and cybercrimes in the district of New Jersey. 

Before becoming a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Grewal also served as an AUSA in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 2004 to 2007, where he was ultimately assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud Unit.  As an AUSA in the Eastern District of New York, he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of narcotics offenses, white collar crimes, and terrorism cases.  His significant matters included the successful prosecution of 12 men charged with providing material support to the Tamil Tigers terrorist organization.

In addition to his work as a federal prosecutor, Grewal has also worked in private practice, including at Howrey LLP (from 1999 to 2004 in Washington, D.C., and from 2008 to 2010 in New York, N.Y.).  While at Howrey LLP, he counseled clients on a range of matters including securities, trademark, antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues; represented individuals and companies in government investigations and criminal proceedings; conducted internal investigations for public corporations; and conducted civil trials.

RSVP required: Preeti.Bajwa@doj.ca.gov

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2nd Annual Citizenship Clinic
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Citizenship Clinic

Last year, we assisted approximately 125 immigrants across our clinics in Fremont, Santa Clara, and San Jose start the process of becoming naturalized citizens of the United States.

We’ll be hosting clinics at:

Us Together Center in Fremont

Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara

Sikh Gurdwara in San Jose

Immigration attorneys, translators and general volunteers needed! Please email president@southasianbar.org if you’re interested in volunteering.

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Mentorship Mixer
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Mentorship Mixer

We will be hosting our mentorship mixer on Oct 3 (moved from Sept 19). We hope to see all mentors and mentees there. You should have already received an email regarding your mentee/mentor assignment. If you are still interested in being a mentor, sign up here. Location is at Bartlett Hall at 242 O’Farrell St. Food provided! Attorneys and law students are welcome to attend even if they are not currently participating in the program.

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Aider & Abettor Live Podcast with Mano Raju
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Aider & Abettor Live Podcast with Mano Raju

SABA-NC is for the first time teaming up with Aider & Abettor and hosting a live podcast! Podcast hosts, Sajid Khan and Avi Singh will be interviewing Mano Raju, San Francisco Public Defender.

SABA-NC is very proud to also endorse Mano for SF Public Defender in the upcoming November election!

Save the date! More information to follow.

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San Francisco Public Interest Happy Hour
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

San Francisco Public Interest Happy Hour

SF Public Interest lawyers, we see you! We are hosting a public interest happy hour in San Francisco on August 22nd from 5:30-7:30 put on by our new public interest committee. Please RSVP here so we can get an accurate head count. We want to continue to find ways to connect our SABA public interest lawyers and this is just the first of many events this year to do that.

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South Bay Public Interest Happy Hour
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

South Bay Public Interest Happy Hour

South Bay Public Interest lawyers, we see you! We are hosting a public interest happy hour in the South Bay on August 15th from 5-7:30 put on by our new public interest committee. Please RSVP here so we can get an accurate head count. We want to continue to find ways to connect our SABA public interest lawyers and this is just the first of many events this year to do that

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Minority Bar Coalition Annual Summer BBQ
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Minority Bar Coalition Annual Summer BBQ

RSVP here: bit.ly/mbcsummer

The Minority Bar Coalition is hosting their yearly mixer at Everett & Jones (famous BBQ place in Oakland). They also have delicious veggie sides for those interested. This is a great way to meet minority bar members from all minority bar groups in the Bay.

Location: Everett and Jones BBQ - Jack London Square, 126 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

Time: 6-8pm

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Being Out, API, and On Top: How Senior Corporate Leaders Got There and Make Change

  • 425 Market St San Francisco United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

API/LGBTQ leaders have had to navigate unique challenges such as invisibility, intersectionality, and cultural biases on their journey to success.  Hear from a panel of distinguished openly LGBT API senior leaders in the business community, along with global corporate diversity and inclusion executives.  They will share their personal challenges and unique insights for professionals to understand how to advance in their careers and companies, and how to succeed as a senior leader.

The panels are free of charge but sponsorships will support the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s corporate professional development programs.

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Fundraiser for Victims of Sri Lanka Bombings

SABA-NC recognizes that it is easy to feel helpless when tradegies hit back home, so is having a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that took more than 250 lives. 

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

SABA-NC Foundation will match the first $500 raised. Beneficiary organization TBD. If you cannot attend the Fundraiser, please consider donating here and indicate that it is for the Sri Lanka Fundraiser.

Please RSVP to president@southasianbar.org for headcount purposes.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Bootcamp: Marketing Your Skills for New Jobs, Clients, and Promotions

This event will take place on April 18, 2019, at Procopio's Palo Alto Office located at 1117 S. California Avenue, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California from 6 to 8 p.m. A hosted reception will follow.    

The following speakers will attend and speak:

  • Sheila Deen, Chair of Hoge, Fenton's litigation practice with over 27 years of experience

  • Raju Nagarka, Senior Product Counsel at Linked In

  • Dr. Geeta Kadambi, Riddhi IP, LLC (founder of her own Intellectual Property law firm)

  • Suchitra Narayen, VP, Commercial Legal, North America, Informatica

Please RSVP to SAWAN Co-Chair Minal Belani by April 11th to mjbelani@gmail.com

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

SABA-NC's 26th Annual Gala

The Gala is our premier event and draws judges, attorneys, law students, and community leaders. It is an opportunity to meet other attorneys and catch up with old friends. More than three hundred people will be in attendance including our fellowship winners from the past year. It will be held at the San Francisco Design Center.

The Gala is our primary fundraiser and raises funds for our charitable arm, the SABA-NC Foundation, which grants fellowships to law students.   This year's Gala will include a cocktail reception, sit down dinner and a brief program.  We will also raise funds for a charity that has not yet been chosen. Formal or South Asian wear is preferred.

If you are interested in sponsoring the gala, please email president@southasianbar.org

Tickets are available here. Tickets are $75 for students or unemployed lawyers, $100 for public interest, small firm, and life members, $125 for general members, and $150 for non-members and spouses.

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Patent Law Roundtable

Please join SABA-NC, Procopio, and K&S Partners from India for a patent law roundtable in the evening at Procopio in Palo Alto on April 1st.  K&S Partners will discuss updates on Indian patent law and techniques for US applicants with speed/quality concerns in India.  

Please e-mail mike.mehta@procopio.com to RSVP. 

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

How to Succeed In House

Join the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC) on February 6th for the second panel in our series of in-house focused events: How To Succeed In House. The panel will be focused on in-house career development and advancement. Come hear from senior lawyers about their rise through the ranks and meet fellow in-house counsel. 

The panel is Wednesday, February 6th from 6-7:30 p.m.at Wilson Sonsini at One Market Plaza, San Francisco.   

We have time for networking from 6-6:30 p.m., a panel discussion from 6:30-7:15 p.m., and Questions and Answers period from 7:15-7:30pm. 

RSVP here to attend.

Panelists

Sangeetha Raghunathan (General Counsel, Indiegogo); 

Aref Wardak (Head of Legal, Menlo Security); 

Sarita Venkat (Senior Director, Legal, Service Now).

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Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

API Happy Hour

Join fellow SABA member and other API bar associations for a happy hour of food, drinks, and holiday cheer! This is a great event for mixing and mingling with members from other API bar associations while celebrating the holidays with friends and colleagues at Minna Gallery at 111 Minna! RSVP here.

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Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Making Lights Brighter, Celebrating Diversity in the Law-Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour at Manny’s at 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, to celebrate the holidays, friendships and diversity in the law. The happy hour is co-sponsored with the American Constitutional Society (ACS), Asian-American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), Bay Area Legal Aid, Equal Justice Society, and Public Advocates.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fireside Chat with Federal District Court Judge Jon Tigar

We are hosting a fireside chat with Federal District Court Judge Jon Tigar on November 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis, Wright & Tremaine at 505 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

Judge Tigar graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt (Berkeley) Law School, and served as an articles editor for the Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals for two years for Judge Vance. He then served as an litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, a public defender in San Francisco, and a complex litigation associate at Keker & Van Nest. 

In 2002, the Governor appointed Judge Tigar as a state court judge in Alameda County Superior Court. In 2012, President Obama nominated him to be a judge on the United States District Court in Northern District of California. The Senate confirmed him unanimously. The conversation with Judge Tigar will be followed by a reception. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

MBC's 41st Annual Unity Awards

The Minority Bar Coalition's 41st Annual Unity Awards is November 13th at Hastings Law School at 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco. They will honor members who have shown dedication to working in an unified manner to advance the cause of diversity. Awardees include on our own past president, Anant Pradhan. 

The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. and the reception begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks, photo booth and the surprises. It is also a chance to network with other attorneys in a fun setting. SABA members may attend for free. Please RSVP here.

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Make Your Move: Going In House

Join us on Monday, October 29th at 6pm at Arnold & Porter in SF to learn more about making the transition in-house. Whether you are looking to move from litigation to transactional work, from government to tech, or from city to city--our panelists will have insight and suggestions to help you approach your job search, position yourself as a desirable candidate, and make a decision when it comes to selecting your next opportunity. 

Our panelists: 

Anant Pradhan, Senior Counsel at Apple. Anant provides legal support for the semiconductor foundry, CPU, GPU, and image sensor global supply chain and engineering teams. In that role, Anant regularly advises senior management on business strategy and supply chain risk mitigation.

Maulik Shah, Senior IP Transactions Counsel at Auris Health, Inc., a medical device company in Redwood City. Maulik began his practice as a securities litigation associate at Wilson Sonsini, and later transitioned to IP litigation at Arnold & Porter. His first in-house job was as product counsel at Adobe Systems Inc. 

Smeeta Ramarathnam, Associate General Counsel at Robinhood. Smeeta is a compliance, legal, and regulatory financial services expert. She is the Associate General Counsel at Robinhood after serving a series of senior roles at the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Jasmine Singh, Commercial Counsel at Pinterest. Jasmine is a litigator turned transactional attorney who negotiates and drafts commercial agreements, advises on best business practices, and provides counsel on pre-litigation disputes. She was previously Corporate Counsel at 24 Hour Fitness (and is also a cycling and barre instructor in Oakland #sidehustlestrong). 

The panel will be moderated by Charan Brahma, partner at Troutman Sanders. 

Agenda 

6:00-6:30pm Light snacks, refreshments, networking 

6:30-7:30 Welcome and Panel Discussion 

7:30-8:00 Q&A/Networking 

RSVP here.



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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

SABA-NC's Public Interest Symposium

We are hosting a public interest symposium at Hastings law school in conjunction with Hastings South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA). Five panelists will discuss their decisions to enter public interest, career path and the obstacles and joys of their practice. We welcome law students and attorneys to attend.

Our panelists will include:

  • Rani Singh, an Assistant District Attorney with San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and head of the Domestic Violence Unit;

  • Sliman Nawabi, a Deputy Public Defender with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, who represents indigent clients facing felony charges;

  • Neha Gupta, a Deputy City Attorney with the City of San Francisco, who counsels government agencies and litigation team;

  • Ramaah Sadasivam, of counsel at Jacobson Education Law, a boutique law firm that advocates for children with disabilities;

  • Professor Veena Dubal from Hastings Law School, who has worked on the nature of the share economy and its effect on workers

The panel will be moderated by Asit Panwala, SABA-NC’s president.

Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Please RSVP here.

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