Partner Samir Mehta Voted President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of North America
Stinson LLP Partner Samir Mehta was recently elected president-elect of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America. Mehta’s term runs from June 2020-June 2021, with his term as president of SABA beginning thereafter.
In this role, Mehta will guide SABA in its mission of providing mentorship opportunities and support for regional chapters, promote diversity and inclusion efforts nationwide, combat inequalities and civil rights issues facing South Asian and immigrant communities, and provide legal resources and pro bono services to those communities.
Mehta will also continue SABA’s history of extensive programming aimed at professional development for its attorneys in in-house counsel roles, private practice, government, academia and public interest. SABA’s past programming includes an annual Lobby Day in Washington, DC, annual meetings for the South Asian Women Attorney Network (SAWAN), an annual Pro Bono Project, and SABA’s flagship event, the SABA Conference.
Mehta currently serves on SABA North America’s Executive Committee as treasurer and is a member of their board of directors. He has also helped lead many initiatives for SABA, including SABA’s Pro Bono Project, sending attorneys to help asylum seekers in Dilley, Texas. Mehta is a founding member and past president of the Metropolitan St. Louis chapter of SABA, and remains on their board.
At Stinson, Mehta works in the Intellectual Property & Technology division. A lifelong technophile with years of experience in the Silicon Valley software industry, Mehta combines industry knowledge and legal experience in his representations of high technology IP clients in litigation. In addition to crafting litigation strategies, he also helps clients strategically identify and protect significant intellectual property assets. Mehta prosecutes and defends claims of patent, copyright and trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation for individuals and private and public companies involving a wide array of technologies. He frequently represents companies in Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mehta has also developed a specialty in patents created in support of standards setting bodies that are impacted by fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) licensing requirements.