Thanks to everyone who joined us at Knobbe Martens on August 21 for our In-House Attorney Panel. The panel discussion was lively and engaging. Our panelists, Ashok Tripathi, Jigna Patel, Vivek Narayanadas, and Sharmini Green, provided their insights regarding, among other things, the path toward becoming an in-house lawyer, what they look for in hiring outside counsel, and recent trends they’re seeing with respect to diversity and inclusion. Vikas Bhargava, one of SABA-SC’s former presidents and a partner at Knobbe Martens, did a wonderful job moderating the panel.

Gopi PanchapakesanA special thanks to Gopi Panchapakesan, one of our Co-Presidents-Elect, for organizing the event.

Gopi is a litigator at Bird Marella. Gopi’s practice focuses on the trial and arbitration of complex business disputes, including breach of contract, commercial fraud, unfair business practices, and class actions.  Gopi also has a particular expertise in litigating civil RICO claims. He has been named a Southern California “Rising Star” since 2018.

An article he co-authored titled “The Changing Scope of Arbitrability and Appealability”that comments on two recent Supreme Court decisions addressing interesting questions of arbitrability and appealability was recently featured in the National Law Journal.