Zaheer A. Samee
Frisoli Associates, P.C
Zaheer is a trial and appellate lawyer practicing civil litigation at Frisoli Associates, P.C. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has tried cases and argued appeals before the state and federal courts in Massachusetts. He grew up in Southern California and attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles. He moved to Boston for law school and earned his law degree at Boston University. He joined SABA Greater Boston’s Board of Directors in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and scuba diving.
Barton Gilman LLP
Sahar focuses her practice on civil litigation, in the areas of medical malpractice, professional liability, employment law, and insurance coverage. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a Mediation Certificate from BC Law.
Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Pavan Nagavelli is an assistant district attorney for Middlesex County. He previously practiced law as a civil litigator for a number of years. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law school.
Morgan Brown & Joy, LLP
Deepa Desai is an associate at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP. She represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Deepa is a graduate of Boston University (cum laude), where she studied Political Science and History, and Northeastern University School of Law, where she concentrated in Labor, Work, and Income and Business and Commercial Law.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Verna focuses her practice on corporate transactional matters,
including corporate formation, growth financing, and stock and asset
acquisitions. In particular, she advises numerous clients in the energy
sector, including energy project developers and investors, and
technology companies in the renewable energy generation, energy storage,
and water technology industries. Verna regularly advises renewable energy
and energy storage developers and sponsors in connection with the
development, acquisition, sale, and financing of utility- and
distributed-scale projects and project portfolios.
Verna is also actively involved in the ESG and impact investing
community and frequently advises companies with respect to their impact
and sustainability goals.
Maura Greene Law Group
Darshana Indira is a Boston
employment and litigation attorney who represents executives and other
professionals in matter such as severance negotiations, non-compete
agreements and negotiating contract matters. Attorney
Indira is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and
the State of New York. She is admitted to practice in the Federal
District Court for Massachusetts. She practices before these courts and
before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the
EEOC. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and
Suffolk University Law School.
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Anant Saraswat represents companies in federal court, the International
Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in intellectual
property cases. Anant has
experience with numerous aspects of intellectual property litigation. In addition, Anant maintains an active pro bono practice.
Prior to law school, Anant was a software engineer at Oracle Corporation
from 2003 to 2006, and was also a member of the Worker and Immigrant
Rights Advocacy Clinic and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human
Anant clerked for Judge Juan Torruella of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 2011 to 2012.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mathew Eapen is a corporate associate in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and master’s degrees in public policy and bioethics from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Laredo & Smith, LLP
Payal Salsburg focuses her practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses and individuals in connection with an array of matters including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations. Payal also routinely advises closely-held businesses on corporate and employment matters. Payal speaks fluent Hindi.
Payal is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Mathematics and Computer Science. She earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a JD magna cum laude from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Aditya is a dual-qualified corporate attorney at the Boston office of Mintz. He was a physics undergrad at St. Stephen’s College before getting a law degree from Delhi University’s Faculty of Law. After a few years working for Dua Associates and AZB & Partners in India, the call of a second stint in law school proved too strong and he went back for a JD at the University of Minnesota, picking up an LLM in international tax from Uppsala University in Sweden along the way. His favorite sweater-vest makes him look a bit like Raj from The Big Bang Theory.
Goodwin Procter, LLP
Kieran Johal is an ERISA & Executive Compensation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP. She received her law degree from Duke University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Smith College. Kieran joined SABA Greater Boston’s Board of Directors in 2019
Capplis Connors & Carroll, P.C.
Mona Zafar is a Trial Attorney at Capplis Connors & Carroll, P.C., where she focuses on Medical Malpractice. Mona obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her law degree from New England law, Boston.
Proskauer Rose, LLP
Hena Vora is a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP, where she focuses on securities, private funds, and asset management litigation matters. Hena earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she received the Pro Bono Publico honor and a Transactional Law Certificate. In addition, she was a national competitor on the Moot Court Society and served as president of Emory’s South Asian Law Students Association. While at Emory, she served as judicial intern for Judge Denny Chin at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, legal extern for General Electric and securities research assistant to Professor George Georgiev.
Prior to law school, Hena worked as a paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, focusing on residential mortgage-backed securities litigation. She also interned for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
Natasha is currently Associate Counsel for Travelers Companies Staff Counsel representing a wide range of policyholders as a civil litigation defense attorney. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Smriti Choudhury is an associate who represents clients, both public and private, in complex commercial real estate projects and transactions. She has experience in land use and development, managing due diligence for commercial real estate transactions involving industrial and retail properties, and drafting commercial and residential real estate transactional and financing documents, including purchase and sale agreements and various leasing documents.