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.
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.
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.
The Foundation Board consists of the Executive Committee of the SABA-NC Board and the following At-Large Directors:
Rishi Satia is an Associate in Morgan Lewis’ San Francisco office where his practice focuses on antitrust litigation, transactional work, and counseling. Rishi received his JD from George Washington University and his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from UC San Diego. Rishi grew up in the South Bay and is thrilled to be practicing in the Bay Area after spending the last 6 years in Washington, D.C.
Anisha Mangalick is a technology attorney at Zendesk, focusing on privacy law and commercial transactions. She is also a Fellow with the Internet Law and Policy Foundry and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Anisha has previously worked in both public and private sectors, including organizations such as Tipalti, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the State of Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Kriti Rajput is Corporate Counsel at MLSListings in Sunnyvale. She manages the data licensing team at her company. Her emphasis is on transactional work including technology licensing, IP portfolio management, compliance matters, and contract negotiation. Kriti completed her JD/MBA from Santa Clara University School of Law and received degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. In her free time, she enjoys event planning, cooking, traveling, and spoiling her cat.
Sonakshi Jha is an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP and focuses her practice in finance. She represents financial institutions in venture debt lending and in leveraged finance transactions. Her experience includes representing clients in secured and unsecured financings in domestic and international transactions involving acquisition finance, asset based loans, cash flow loans, syndicated loans and multi-currency loans.
Sonakshi grew up in New Delhi, India and prior to working as an attorney in the United States, Sonakshi worked as an attorney in India, where she represented clients in domestic and cross border M&A transactions.