SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation Board of Directors, 2018-2019
Sapna Singh, President
Sapna Singh is an experienced corporate attorney adept at providing companies with business-minded legal advice on a broad range of commercial transactions, corporate governance matters, and agreements. She is currently an Associate Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company. Previously, Sapna advised on legal and business affairs at Red Bull North America, Inc. Sapna has also practiced as a corporate and tax attorney with Baker & McKenzie LLP in New York. She has also served as General Counsel to a privately held family business that manufactures specialty foods in Southern California. Sapna received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and undergraduate degrees in History and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Radha Kulkarni, Co-President Elect
Bobby Malhotra, Co-President Elect
Bobby Malhotra is eDiscovery counsel with Munger, Tolles & Olson, where his practice focuses on navigating complex eDiscovery litigation issues. As a member of the firm’s litigation practice, he develops innovative, cost-effective and defensible strategies for the preservation, collection, review and production of electronically stored information. He regularly advises clients on issues related to eDiscovery preparedness, planning and execution as well as information privacy and data security. Mr. Malhotra’s extensive experience includes counseling the firm’s financial institution clients on the unique eDiscovery challenges they face in high-exposure matters arising out of the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Malhotra is admitted to the California and Illinois bars.
Ankit Bhakta, Secretary
Ankit Bhakta is an attorney in Varner & Brandt’s Litigation and Labor & Employment departments in Riverside. Ankit passionately represents clients in both Federal and State Courts in California in all phases of litigation. As part of the Labor & Employment department, he represents and advises employers on all aspects of compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations including litigation prevention, wage and hour issues, labor relations, employment agreements, discrimination and harassment laws, and wrongful termination. In litigation, he handles matters related to these issues as well as business/commercial disputes involving breach of contract, breach of implied/express warranties, premises liability and false advertising.
Ankit received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2013 and went on to receive his J.D. from USC in 2016. He completed two certificate programs while at USC, earning certificates in both Business Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ankit was also selected to serve on the Mediation Clinic while at USC, drawing the praise of several judges for his success in resolving cases and receiving the Volunteer of the Month Award in recognition for outstanding service as a mediator with the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Ankit was also selected to the Jessup Moot Court Team at USC, which received the award for 7th Best Written Memorial at the regional competition held in Portland, Oregon.
Neha Shah, Treasurer
Neha Shah is an attorney working in the higher education industry where her primary focus has been traditional labor law. She received her J.D. in 2013 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco where she served as editor for the Environmental Law Journal and was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. Prior to joining SABA-PIF, Neha served as the Director of the Global Education Fund for Ms. JD. Neha was previously Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the American India Foundation, Bay Area Young Professionals Chapter and an organizer for Kamala Harris’s 2010 campaign for Attorney General. She is also on the leadership committee for the International Rescue Foundation, Gen/R Los Angeles Chapter. Aside from being a lawyer, Neha enjoys travel and sports.
Jeffrey Hammer, Director of Sponsorships and Fundraising
Aditi Fruitwala, Co-Director of Grants and Fellowships
Hemali Shah, Co-Director of Grants and Fellowships
Jasmin Gill, Co-Clinics and Public Service Chair
Jasmin Gill practices a wide array of civil litigation, including representing clients for matters involving entertainment and media, labor and employment and intellectual property. Along with being a clinics chair for the South Asian Bar Association – Public Interest Foundation, Jasmin is a Board Member for the Barristers Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Jasmin obtained her J.D. in 2016 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in 2013.
Vandana Kapur, Co-Clinics and Public Service Chairs
Payal Sinha, Director of Community and Public Relations
Purvi Patel, Advisor
Ashe Puri, Advisor
Mehtab Sandhu, Advisor
Puneet Sandhu, Advisor