Our Mission & Vision

The South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA-NA) seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing South Asian legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and development, and promotes the civil rights and access to justice for the South Asian community.

With 29 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, our attorneys work in all areas of the law, including large law firms, in-house counsel, government attorneys, and solo practitioners. Our bar hosts an Annual Conference, annual Lobby Day and numerous other successful programs throughout the year.

SABA North America is proud to be the voice of the South Asian legal community in North America.

Our goals and objectives include...

Executive Committee

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Rippi Gill
President
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Samir Mehta
President Elect
SABA Metro St. Louis
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Anant Pradhan
Treasurer
SABA Northern California

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Judge George Thomas
Secretary
SABA Austin
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Madhuri Nemali
VP - Annual Conference
SABA Northern California
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Nitin Gambhir
VP - Sponsorship
SABA Northern California
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Dinesh Kumar
VP - Public Relations
SABA D.C.
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Devin Persaud
VP - Membership
SABA Toronto
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Monique (Nikki) Bhargava
VP - Affiliate Relations
SABA Chicago
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Moh Sharma
VP - Community Outreach
SABA D.C.
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Aastha Madaan
VP - Young Lawyers Division
SABA Southern California
*The 2020-2021 SABA Executive Committee was sworn in on June 23, 2020 by Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
*The 2020-2021 SABA Executive Committee was sworn in on June 23, 2020 by Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
SABA Team
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Mona Shah
Executive Director
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Special Advisor to the President
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KPPB Law
Outside General Counsel
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Yasmeen Saeed
Executive Assistant

President's Page

We would like to thank all of our Past Presidents for their support of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

National Advisory Council

Board of Governors
Mansi Shah - Chair, National Advisory Council Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Mansi Shah
(Chair, National Advisory Council) Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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Aneesh Mehta
Senior Counsel
Microsoft
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Sundeep Sandhu
Partner
Blaney McMurtry

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Rishi Bagga
VP & General Counsel
Skyline Hotels, LLC

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Vichal Kumar
Regional Director
Partners for Justice

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Vikram Amar
Dean
University of Illinois College of Law

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Talat M. Ansari
Partner
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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Nadeem Bezar
Partner
Kline & Specter, PC

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Vijay V. Bondada
VP, Litigation
Duke Energy Corp.

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Neel Chatterjee
Partner
Goodwin Procter


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Javade Chaudhri
Partner
Jones Day
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Sabina Clorfeine
Assistant General Counsel
Southern California Gas Company


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Sedesh Doobay
General Counsel
Honeywell International Inc., Performance Materials & Technologies

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Paul S. Grewal
Chief Legal Officer
Coinbase
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Anne Gwal
Associate General Counsel
Pepco Holdings, Inc.

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Alamdar Hamdani
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Texas

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Rohit Kirpalani
General Counsel
Atlanticus Holdings Corporation

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Sonjui Kumar
Partner
KPPB Law
Emilie Ninan
Partner
Ballard Spahr, LLP



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Ashish S. Prasad
VP & General Counsel
eTera Consulting

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Anita Ramasastry
Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law
University of Washington School of Law
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Thomas Santram
VP, Deputy General Counsel
Cineplex
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Inderpreet Sawhney
Global General Counsel
Infosys Limited
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Charan Sandhu
Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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Pratik Shah
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Ayaz R. Shaikh
Member/Co-Chair, Project Development & Finance Practice
Mintz Levin



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Jolsna John Thomas
President
The Rosendin Foundation
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Richard Verma
General Counsel & Head of Public Policy
Mastercard

Elections Call

SABA 2021-2022 Executive Committee Elections

It’s almost time to choose the SABA North America Executive Committee for 2021-2022! We will be soliciting nominations for all positions except President and VP-Annual Conference. If you are interested in running for the Executive Committee and have questions about the position, please contact Rippi Gill (president@sabanorthamerica.com) or Samir Mehta (presidentelect@sabanorthamerica.com). If you have questions about the elections process, please contact the Election Commissioner (elections@sabanorthamerica.com).

Nominations will be open April 1 and are due by 5:00 pm ET on April 10, 2021!