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2020 Webinars


 It's more important than ever to stay connected and stay informed. We are launching the 2020 SABA North America Webinar Series

SABA North America is committed to speaker diversity in all aspects of programming. SABA North America strives to provide gender balanced programming that includes speakers of varying age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, level of legal expertise, and geographic location.

We will provide updates on webinars scheduled below, in the meantime, please feel free to submit your ideas!


  • 8/6/2020 - "Stories from South Asian Lawyers." Featuring Alicia Virani, Gilbert Foundation Associate Director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law; Sunu Chandy, Legal Director of the National Women’s Law Center; Martin Varghese, Head of Human Resources and Development for Weigel Broadcasting Co.; Ru Bhatt, Partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa, and Nishan Bhaumik, Staff Attorney in Immigration Equality’s Pro Bono Program. Register here.
  • 7/10/2020 - Fireside Chat with Karuna Nandy. Register here
  • 6/23/2020 - Privacy Considerations in the COVID-19 Era. Featuring Rina Mady of Sidley Austin LLP, Vivek Mohan of Apple, and Monique N. Bhargava of Loeb and Loeb LLP. Moderated by Rahul Das of Wingman. Register here
  • 6/3/2020 COVID-19 and Potential Investor-State Claims. Featuring Viren Mascarenhas of King & Spalding, Chester Brown of the University of Sydney and Barrister, Preeti Bhagnani of White & Case, and Danielle Morris of WilmerHale. Moderated by Radha Raghavan of Draper and Draper LLC. Register here.
    • Video Recording is available here.
  • 5/20/2020 Pathways to Federal Political Appointments - SABA and SABA-DC. Featuring Kiran Ahuja of Philanthropy Northwest, Ajay Kuntamukkala of Hogan Lovells, Ruchi Jain of Kirkland & Ellis, and Rachit Choksi of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Register here
  • 5/18/2020 Virtual Networking in the Time of COVID-19 - SAWAN. Featuring Lourdes Olvera-Marshall of Fried Frank. Register here.
  • 5/13/2020 From Flattening the COVID-19 Curve to Resuming Operations: Top 10 Issue Employers are Facing Now - Jackson Lewis. Featuring Samia Kirmani, Monica Khetarpal, Nicky Jatana, and Keerthi Sugamaran of Jackson Lewis. Register here.
  • 5/7/2020 What Else To Do Besides Applying for Jobs - SABA YLD. Featuring Priya Sopori of Greenburg Glusker, Rippi Gill of Berkshire Hathaway, Samir Mehta of Stinson LLP. Register here.
  • 5/6/2020 When the Regulators Come Calling: Setting Up COVID-19 Related Legal and Compliance Structures Now to Withstand Future Scrutiny - SABA and Shearman & Stearling. Featuring Reena Agrawal Sahni of Shearman & Sterling, Jason Almonte of the U.S Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Soha Bhardwaj of StoneTurn, and Sumeet Chugani of Apple Bank. Register here.
  • 4/28/2020 The Impact of COVID-19 on South Asian Gender-Based Violence Organizations - SABA Foundation + SAWAN. Featuring Navneet Bhalla, Executive Director, Manavi Inc., Aparna Bhattacharyya, Executive Director, Raksha, Inc., Neha Gill, Executive Director, Apna Ghar, Inc., Rachna Khare, Executive Director, Daya, Inc., Kavita Mehra, Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women. 
    • Video Recording is available here.
    • Audio Recording is available here
  • 4/27/2020 Networking from a Distance - SABA YLD - featuring Natasha Alladina of the Partners Group, Keya Koul of Netflix, and Sonia Lakhany of Lakhancy Law, PC. 
  • 4/17/2020 COVID-19 Putting the Brakes on Business Immigration - featuring Kalpana Peddibhotla of Mathews and Peddibhotla Law Group and Madhu Boyapati Paturi of Paturi Law and moderator Tejas Shah of Barnes and Thornburg. Materials will be posted soon.
  • 4/10/2020 Paycheck Protection Program - featuring Sonjui Kumar and Kirtan Patel of KPPB Law.
    • Video Recording is available here.
    • Powerpoint is available here.
  • Stay Tuned, more programming is coming!

Programming Submissions

SABA North America is accepting program ideas on legal issues, cases and topics of interest to the South Asian legal community. Topics may include substantive areas of law, career development, legal innovation, pro bono, and lawyer health and wellness.

As noted above, SABA is committed to achieving speaker diversity, please be mindful of proposed speakers before submitting your idea. If you have any questions, please contact our