The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation is the charitable arm of SABA-NC. The Foundation awards fellowships to law students and recent graduates to help further the mission of SABA-NC. In addition, the Foundation awards sponsorships to various organizations, events, and causes. 

 


Fellowships

The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation is proud to sponsor the following fellowships for current law students and recent graduates. All grants are issued on a rolling basis.


Public Interest Post-Bar Fellowship: The SABA-NC Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of a post-bar fellowship for recent graduates who have just completed the bar and who will be working at a public interest or government agency. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization or government agency in Northern California that is doing work, which impacts the South Asian community or the Northern California community-at-large.

Public Interest Fellowship: The SABA NC Foundation Public Interest Fellowship provides a stipend for law students to spend a summer working with public interest law organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Sponsorships

The Foundation sponsors various organizations, events and causes where doing so aligns with the mission of SABA-NC. If you are interested in receiving a sponsorship, please contact us.


Foundation Board

The Foundation Board consists of the Executive Committee of the SABA-NC Board and the following At-Large Directors:

 

RAVDEEP GREWAL

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Ravdeep Grewal is an associate at the Dhillon Law Group. His practice focuses on litigation and risk management counseling in all areas of state and federal employment law, where he represents both employees and employers. Ravdeep attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning degrees in both Economics and Political Science, before earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law. In his free time, Ravdeep enjoys boxing, reading books on strategic warfare, and attempting to cook.

Sneha Pathak

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Sneha Pathak concentrates on corporate and intellectual property law. After graduating from Santa Clara School of Law in 2013, Sneha worked at Chugh, LLP on the Corporate & Litigation team. She handled cases for both corporate and individual clients in state and federal court. During her spare time, Sneha likes to read, shop and catch up on her favorite TV shows.

ELOISE PINTO

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Eloise Pinto is a Senior Associate in KPMG’s San Francisco office where she serves in the firm’s Dispute Advisory Services Group. She assists clients and their counsel in all aspects and types of dispute matters, including bankruptcy and creditor-rights litigation, wage and hour litigation, lost profit claims, and insurance damage calculations. Eloise also assists with fraud investigations. Eloise received her J.D. from Michigan State University, College of Law and is a Certified Public Accountant (Florida, Georgia) and a member of the Florida Bar.

Sanjum Punia

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Sanjum Punia is an associate in the San Francisco office of KPMG’s U.S. Forensic Advisory Services practice where she works within the firm’s Dispute Advisory Services Group.  She assists clients and their counsel with various dispute matters, investigations and compliance related issues.  Her experience includes assisting with quantification of damages, supporting the drafting of expert reports, investigative reports and an annual monitoring report that was submitted to the FTC, providing operational guidance to a large life sciences client on the Covered Outpatient Drug Final Rule, and providing clients with consumer compliance and risk management assessments to identify risks and control weaknesses to mitigate regulatory compliance exposure.  Prior to joining KPMG, Sanjum was a practicing attorney who has worked in both the State and Federal Government.