SABA North America Award Recipients

Individual Achievement Awards

Corporate Counsel Achievement Award Public Interest Achievement Award Pioneer Award Vanguard Award Cornerstone Award(s)
2016 Priya Harjani
Northwestern University
Monika Kalra Verma
Executive Director of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Judge Russell Juriansz
Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario
Ron Chaudhry
Miller Thompson
2015 Madhureeta Goel Southworth
AMC Network Entertainment LLC
Ami Gandhi
(SAAPRI)
Vanita Gupta
Head of Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
Nadeem Bezar
(Past President)
Shirish Gupta

(SABA-NorCal)
Sujit Raman (SABA-DC)
Tejas N. Shah
(IABA-Chicago)
Vijay Bondada
(Past President)
2014  Prabha Parameswaran Accenture  Monica Modi Kant
Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network
 Deepa Iyer
former ED of SAALT
2013  Inderpreet Sawhney
Wipro Ltd
 Priti Radhakrishnan
Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge (I-MAK)
  Hon. Sri Srinivasan U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit  Reshma Saujani
Girls Who Code
Jolsna John
(Past President)
Wab Kadaba (SABA-GA)
Annapoorni Sankaran
(Past President)
Pratik Shah (Asst. to the Solicitor General, USDOJ)
2012 Thomas L. Sager
Dupont
Kalpana Peddibhotla (Immigration) Preeta Bansal  Neel Chaterjee (SABA-NC)
Harmeet Dhillon
(SABA-NC)
Amar Shergill (SABA-Sacramento  Founder)
2011  Sabina Clorfeine
Sempra Energy
 Rupa Goswami
US Attorneys’ Office, Southern California
 Richard Verma
former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
Nimish Patel (Richardson & Patel)
Neil Verma (Greenberg Traurig)
Sahar Ali Dar
Sonjui Kumar (Past President)
2010  Mark Roellig
Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Nisha Agarwal
Director of Health Justice Programs at NY Lawyers for Public Interest
 Hon. Amul R. Thapar U.S.D.J., E.D. Ky. Neil Sherring
(Dakoyannis & Sherring)
Hon. Vijay C. Gandhi (U.S.M.J., C.D. Cal.)
Inderpreet Sawhney
(Past President)
Hon. Paul S. Grewal
(Past President)
2009  Amardeep Singh
Sikh Coalition
 Hon. Wally Oppal
Attorney General of British Columbia
 Manisha Bhatt (Greater Boston Legal Services)
Sri Srinivasan (O’Melveny & Myers)
2008  Rohit Kirpalani
CompuCredit
 Smita Narula
Human Rights Watch
 Vivek Hansraj Maru
World Bank
Premal Shah
Kiva.org
 Navneet Chugh (Past President)
Stephen Mayo
Navjeet K. Bal (Commissioner of Finance-MA)
Hon. Rena Marie Van Tine (Chicago)
Emilie Ninan (Ballard Spahr)
2007  Javade Chaudhri
Sempra Energy
 Ranjana Natrajan  Preet Bharara
Chief Counsel, Senator Schumer
Hon. Sabita Singh
(Past President)


Organizational Achievement Awards

  Enterprise Award Law Firm Achievement Award Public Service Achievement
2016 BMO Financial Orrick South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
2013 The Chugh Firm Muslim Advocates
2012 Jones Day International Justice Mission
2011 Sempra Energy Paul Hastings SAALT
2010 Pratt & Whitney, a division of UTC Corporation Greenberg Traurig Sikh Coalition
2009 Ballard Spahr LLP Saheli Boston
2008 General Electric Co. Schiff Hardin Hate Free Zone
2007 DuPont Legal Orrick American Indian Foundation

 “Guts” Awards

Outstanding Chapter Award Outstanding Program Award
2016 SABA Florida
SABANY
SABA Washington
2015 SABA Washington, D.C.
SABA Toronto
SABA Delaware’s Judge Sri Srinivasan Interview
2014 SABA Greater Boston SABANY Public Interest Fellowship
2013 SABA Philadelphia SABANY Pro Bono Clearinghouse
2012 SABA Delaware SABA-Washington Scholarship Program
2011 SABA of Washington, DC SABA-Greater Boston programming
2010 SABA of North California SABA-DC Obama Administration Reception Event
2009 SABA of Southern California SABA-DC Election Town Hall Event
2008 SABA of New York SABA-NorCal Voter Registration Project
2007 SABA Southern California Foundation

 

Our Award categories changed in 2007. The following is a list of winners from 2006.

Access to Justice Award – Shaarik Zafar, Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
Outstanding Advocacy – Professor Neal Katyal
Outstanding Community Service by a Corporation – Cognizant Technology Solutions (Rajiv Narula)
Outstanding Community Service by a Law Firm – Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP
Public Service Achievement Award – Sakhi for Women