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JULY 11, 2018 – The South Asian Bar Association of North America has named Davis Wright Tremaine LLP its 2018 Law Firm Diversity Champion. The honor was announced at SABA’s national convention last month in New York City.
"Davis Wright Tremaine has taken its commitment to diversity beyond hiring practices to pro bono work for the South Asian community and charitable endeavors on the part of its attorneys," said SABA.
Accepting the award on behalf of the firm was Vid Prabhakaran, a partner in our San Francisco office and chair of the firm’s energy practice. Prabhakaran has served many years as a board member and board president of SABA’s Northern California chapter.
In his remarks at the gala award dinner, Prabhakaran said, "the South Asian attorneys at DWT actually take advantage of the opportunities the firm affords them as part of the firm’s commitment to diversity. And I believe the firm and the South Asian community have reaped the benefits."
Also attending the national conference on behalf of Davis Wright Tremaine were Washington, D.C., partners Peter Karanjia and Robin Nunn, San Francisco associates Will David and Tahiya Sultan, and New York associate Amit Aulakh. The firm’s recognition by SABA was in no small part due to the many amicus briefs authored or co-authored by Karanjia in support of the South Asian community and other often marginalized members of society, including most recently the amicus briefs he co-authored on behalf of more than 130 members of Congress in cases challenging President Trump’s "Travel Ban" executive orders in Hawaii v. Trump.
Davis Wright Tremaine has been widely recognized for its diversity leadership. Law360 recently named the firm one of the country’s five best for women and minority attorneys (among firms with 300+ lawyers). Law360 called Davis Wright Tremaine a "Ceiling Smasher" due to the firm’s success in promoting women to equity partnership.
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