Anant Pradhan President

Anant Pradhan
President

Anant Pradhan is a Product Counsel at Apple. Mr. Pradhan provides legal support for battery engineering, operations teams, and company management. He also advises on a wide array of matters relating to technology development, manufacturing, and supply including, IP, regulatory, antitrust, product liability, and litigation issues. In addition, Mr. Pradhan has drafted and negotiated complex technology transfer, license, development, supply, and other commercial agreements. Prior to joining Apple, Mr. Pradhan was an associate at Weil, Gotshal and Manges where he worked in IP and Technology Transactions and Patent Litigation. 
  

Asit Panwala President-Elect

Asit Panwala
President-Elect

Asit Panwala worked fourteen years as a prosecutor in Bronx, New York and San Francisco, California. He has conducted 37 jury trials including 5 homicide trials. Currently, he is working as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco. 

Aroma Sharma Vice President

Aroma Sharma
Vice President

Aroma Sharma is a Corporate Associate at Hopkins & Carley. Her practice is centered on the representation of emerging and middle market companies in the technology sector. She assists Silicon Valley businesses with complex and sophisticated transactions and business law issues, including formation and operation, financing, mergers and acquisition, and restructuring of business entities. Before joining Hopkins & Carley in 2014, Aroma completed a Fellowship in Law & Entrepreneurship at NYU Law's Program for Law and Business. She earned her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, and her BA and BS from University of California, Berkeley.

William David Treasurer

William David
Treasurer

William David is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. His practice focuses on employment defense, including counseling and litigation. His employment litigation practice includes putative class action cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws affecting background screening and compliance. He also handles discrimination cases and has arbitrated numerous cases. William also frequently counsels clients on employee benefit issues under federal and state laws.  He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his B.A. from Fordham University.

Charan Brahma Secretary

Charan Brahma
Secretary

Charan Brahma is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and focuses his practice on patent and other intellectual property litigation, appeals and counseling. He has represented leading technology, industrial and pharmaceutical clients in various federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims and in arbitration. He also serves on the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Life Sciences Industry team. 

Charan previously served as President-elect for SABA-DC.  He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association for the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Lowell School.

Charan received his J.D. from UC Hastings in 1999, as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He lives in Piedmont with his wife, Priti, and son, Arun.

Priya Brandes Endorsements Committee Co-Chair

Priya Brandes
Endorsements Committee Co-Chair

Priya Brandes is an associate in Cooper, White & Cooper LLP's San Francisco office.  Ms. Brandes works primarily on regulatory matters with a focus in the telecommunications area.  Prior to joining Cooper, White & Cooper LLP, Ms. Brandes represented clients in municipal and public law matters, privacy and compliance matters, election law litigation, real property disputes, and business litigation.  Ms. Brandes graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  She earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the USF Law Review and worked for the Witness to Guantanamo Project.  Ms. Brandes is admitted to practice law in California, and has litigated matters before the Northern District of California, the San Francisco Superior Court, the Alameda County Superior Court, the Marin County Superior Court, and the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Gautam Jagannath Endorsements Committee Co-Chair

Gautam Jagannath
Endorsements Committee Co-Chair

Gautam Jagannath is the founding director of Social Justice Collaborative.  He formed the collaborative to address the lack of access to counsel for immigrants and now focuses on increased representation for both detained and non-detained individuals. Gautam teaches administrative law and sits on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild and is an active part of various progressive legal movements. He received his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 2012, his MAe from Alliant International University in 2012, and his BS from University of California, Davis, in 2007.

Nabeel Ahmed Memberships Committee Chair

Nabeel Ahmed
Memberships Committee Chair

Nabeel Ahmad is a Senior Labor & Employment Associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw. Before joining Seyfarth Shaw, Nabeel was a Senior Commercial Litigation Associate at a Boston law firm. He earned his JD from Columbia University School of Law, and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Seema Bhatt Events Committee Co-Chair

Seema Bhatt
Events Committee Co-Chair

Seema Bhatt is an Associate at Minami Tamaki, a San Francisco-based law firm serving clients in the areas of Consumer and Employment Rights, Corporate and Nonprofit Counseling, Immigration, Personal Injury, and Entertainment. Prior to that, she worked in Los Angeles as a personal injury and general litigation attorney where she was lead counsel on two jury trials and second counsel on two others. She also achieved and assisted in the negotiation of large settlements for her clients, including a 3 million dollar settlement with the City of Manhattan Beach. Seema received her J.D. cum laude in 2010 from Wake Forest Law School and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis in 2007. After law school Seema volunteered full-time with a non-profit in San Francisco working with domestic violence victims and other less fortunate families on issues involving family, immigration, elder, and tax law.

Grishma Pradhan Events Committee Co-Chair

Grishma Pradhan
Events Committee Co-Chair

Grishma Pradhan is a Disability Rights Attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, a non-profit legal services organization, where she assists disabled individuals obtain SSI/SSDI/CAPI benefits. Grishma previously worked at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, D.C. where she practiced Immigration, Family and Domestic Violence Law. Grishma earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Bates College and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School.

Hadi Razzaq Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair

Hadi Razzaq
Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair

Hadi Razzaq is a trial attorney at the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender. He worked as an Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP practicing civil litigation for approximately 2 years. He has been a public defender for more than 13 years and has tried all types of felony cases ranging from drug sales to homicide. Hadi earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Pawanpreet Kaur Dhaliwal Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair

Pawanpreet Kaur Dhaliwal
Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair

Pawanpreet Kaur Dhaliwal is a Staff Attorney at the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the U.S. She provides direct legal services to the Sikh community in California, and supports the Sikh Coalition’s nationwide impact litigation and advocacy efforts related to combating hate, profiling, employment discrimination and religious rights abuses. Pawanpreet earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), and her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University. 

 

Siraj Husain Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Siraj Husain
Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Siraj Husain is a patent attorney in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton’s intellectual property practice group. Siraj focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent strategy in various technical areas with an emphasis in software and computer science. His practice includes assisting clients develop their patent portfolio strategy, identifying patentable inventions, as well as preparing and prosecuting patent applications, both in the United States and internationally.

Mazarin Vakharia Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Mazarin Vakharia
Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Mazarin Vakharia is an experienced attorney who has represented a wide variety of inviduals and businesses, including homeowners associations, public entities, real estate developers, non-profit organizations, and professional corporations.  She iscurrently counsel to the City of Burlingame. Mazarin advises clients in a number of areas, including planning and zoning law, as well as Public Records and Brown Act compliance, and police matters. She has significant experience in drafting and amending ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, as well as advising on contracts, service agreements, and documents prepared for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. She is an active participant in the League of California Cities and serves on the editorial board for The California Municipal Law Handbook.

Daniel Vaswani Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Daniel Vaswani
Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair

Daniel Vaswani is the Principal of Red Metric Law, a criminal defense, personal injury, and estate planning law firm based in Oakland, California. He practices federal and state criminal defense and represents clients accused of crimes ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. Daniel represents clients in all stages of criminal proceedings and in matters throughout the country. Daniel has served on the board of various organizations and has volunteered his time both as an attorney and otherwise. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2010 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006.

Rav Grewal Gala Committee Co-Chair

Rav Grewal
Gala Committee Co-Chair

Ravdeep S. 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. Most recently, Ravdeep was the inaugural recipient of the SABA-NC Rising Star Award. In his free time, Ravdeep enjoys boxing, reading books on strategic warfare, and attempting to cook.

Nitin Gambhir Gala Committee Co-Chair

Nitin Gambhir
Gala Committee Co-Chair

Nitin Gambhir is a partner in McDermott Will & Emery’s Silicon Valley office.  Nitin Gambhir focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including patent infringement and trade secret litigation, strategy and counseling, particularly in the area of computer-related technologies. He represents clients in a broad range of technologies, including computer networking, telecommunications, memory controllers, medical imaging, sensor technology, entertainment and internet-related systems in federal district courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nitin received his Master’s in Computer Science and Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA.  Nitin earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Past Board of Directors

2016-2017

Co-Presidents: Madhuri Nemali & Anant Pradhan
Vice President: Preeti Bajwa
Treasurer: Aroma Sharma
Secretary: John Paul Singh-Deol
Events Committee Co-Chairs: Nabeel Ahmad, Seema Bhatt, William David
Civil Rights Committee Chair:  Rishad Patel
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs:  Asit Panwala, Priya Brandes, Gautam Jagannath
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Siraj Hussain, Grishma Pradhan, Preeti Dhaliwal
Gala Chairs:  Charanjit Brahma

2015-2016

Co-Presidents: Vidhya Prabhakaran and Madhuri Nemali
Vice President: Anant Pradhan
Treasurer: Aroma Sharma
Secretary: Priya Brandes
Events Committee Co-Chairs: Nabeel Ahmad, Roshen Prasad, John Paul Singh-Deol, Mahima Kheterpal
Civil Rights Committee Chair:  Saira Hussain
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs:  Asit Panwala, Preeti Bajwa, Sid Venkatesan
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Varun Behl, Rishad Patel, Kanika Radhakrishnan

2014-2015

Co-Presidents: Vidhya Prabhakaran and Maulik Shah
Vice President: Shamika Bains
Treasurer: Anant Pradhan
Secretary: Siraj Husain
Events Committee Co-Chairs: Priya Brandes, Roshen Prasad, Achyut Phadke, Aroma Sharma
Civil Rights Committee Chair:  Zahra Billoo
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs:  Asit Panwala, Supriya Sundarrajan, Sid Venkatasan
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Preeti Bajwa, Madhuri Nemali, Kanika Radhakrishnan

2013-2014

Co-Presidents: Maulik Shah and Akshay Verma
Vice President: Vidhya Prabhakaran
Treasurer: Sunil Bector
Secretary: Manohar Reddy
Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs: Achyut Phadke and Aroma Sharma
Civil Rights Committee Chairs: Tanya Koshy and Nandini Iyer
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs: Shalini Swaroop and Supriya Sundarrajan
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Siraj Husain and Minal Belani
Events & Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Sangeeta Powaku and Anant Pradhan
Gala Committee Chair: Shamika Bains

2012-2013

Co-Presidents: Shaamini Babu and Akshay Verma
Vice President: Sunil Kulkarni
Treasurer: Sunil Bector
Secretary: Neera Sivarajah
Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs: Manohar Reddy and Vandana Balakrishnan
Civil Rights Committee Chairs: Tanya Koshy and Nandini Iyer
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs: Shalini Swaroop and Maulik Shah
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Suchitra Narayen and Minal Belani
Events & Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Sangeeta Powaku and Ron Fernando
Gala Committee Chair: Peter Cownan

2011-2012

Co-Presidents: Shaamini Babu and Nina Paul
Vice President: Maulik Shah
Treasurer: Nitin Jindal
Secretary: Neera Sivarajah
Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs: Akshay Verma and Nimish Desai
Civil Rights Committee Chairs: Minal Belani and Shalini Swaroop
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs: Suneeta Fernandes and Sunil Kulkarni
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Suchitra Narayen and Megha Agarwal
Events & Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Silvia Bains and Shilpi Bannerjee

2010-2011

Co-Presidents: Sujal Shah and Hozefa Botee
Vice President: Sheena Wadhawan
Treasurer: Monique Gill
Secretary: Firasat Ali
Communications: Jishnu Menon
Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs: Nisha Agarwal and Firasat Ali
Civil Rights Committee Chair: Veena Dubal
Endorsements Committee Co-Chairs: Sandeep Solanki and Suneeta Fernandes
Pro-Bono Committee Co-Chairs: Suchitra Narayen and Megha Agarwal

Past Presidents


1993-1995 Mukesh Advani
1996-1997 Parthiv Sanghani
1997-1998 Sunena Sabharwal
1998-1999 Shashi Deb
1999-2000 Raj Chatterjee
2000-2001 Monty Agarwal
2001-2003 Tahir J. Naim
2003-2004 Paul Grewal
2004-2005 Meetali Jain
2005-2006 Inderpreet Sawhney
2006-2008 Shirish Gupta
2008-2009 Khurshid Khoja
2009-2010 Kiran Jain
2010-2011 Hozefa Botee and Sujal Shah
2011-2012 Shaamini Babu and Nina Paul
2012-2013 Shaamini Babu and Akshay Verma
2013-2014 Akshay Verma and Maulik Shah
2014-2015 Maulik Shah and Vidhya Prabhakaran
2015-2016 Vidhya Prabhakaran and Madhuri Nemali
2016-2017 Madhuri Nemali and Anant Pradhan
2017-2018 Anant Pradhan