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Insights into Federal Agency Practice

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street NW (Farragut West)

SABA-DC invites you to join us for an informative and interactive panel discussion featuring senior attorneys from the Department of Justice, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency.  The distinguished panelists will discuss a variety of topics including their career path, current position, agency experience, transition from the private to public sector, career in public service, and thoughts on working in federal government. 


Seema Kakade is an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Enforcement.

Deepthy Kishore is a trial attorney at the Department of Justice.

Dhaval Patel is a senior attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Smeeta Ramarathnam serves as chief of staff to Commissioner Luis Aguilar at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nisha Shah is a regulatory counsel at the Food and Drug Administration.

The event will take place on September 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Mayer Brown LLP.  Seating will be limited, so please RSVP here as soon as possible to ensure your spot.

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Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035

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