Board of Directors

Radhika Prabhakar – Immediate Past-President
Radhika Prabhakar

Radhika is SABAW’s Immediate Past-President and its biggest fan. SABAW greatly helped Radhika’s introduction to the legal industry in Seattle and she now aims to pay it forward by helping other legal professionals in the area. Radhika is a local business lawyer with an international upbringing, and constantly seeks new ways to bridge cultural gaps in any context. She has practiced law in Singapore and Seattle, and recently opened her own business law practice. Aside from law, Radhika’s passions include travel, trivia, and tacos. Also, the Oxford comma.


Shanthi Raghu – President
Shanthi Raghu
     Shanthi Raghu

Shanthi Raghu is serving her fifth consecutive year on the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington and is the 2018 Board President. She currently works as Education Programs Lead at the Washington State Bar Association. Shanthi graduated cum laude with a BA from the University of Washington and holds a JD from Seattle University School of Law. A native of Seattle, Shanthi enjoys hiking, running half marathons, yoga and spending time with her loved ones.


M. Abbas Rizvi – Secretary
M. Abbas Rizvi
M. Abbas Rizvi

Abbas serves on the SABAW Board as Secretary. He is also a part of the scholarship and social events committees. He enjoys SABAW events, especially the ones he helps organize. When he’s not attending to SABAW business, he is an attorney at the Northwest Justice Project. At NJP, he practices family law and focuses on advising and representing survivors of domestic violence in family law actions. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and Gonzaga University School of Law.


Zainab Hussain – Board Member At-Large
Zainab Hussain
       Zainab Hussain

Zainab Hussain is a data privacy and intellectual property attorney at Foundry Law Group. She thrives on the opportunity to work with innovative companies to manage, protect, and leverage their intellectual assets, and challenges clients to incorporate privacy by design, into every facet of their business. Zainab holds a JD from Seattle University School of Law, and a BA in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College. When she’s not writing about issues in data privacy law and IP, Zainab enjoys cooking with her husband, is an avid marathoner (on Netflix), and makes time to put brush to canvas as often as possible.
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Shawn Toor – Board Member At Large

Samir Junejo – Board Member At Large


Kishan Nathwani – Board Member At Large


Smriti Chandrashekar – President-Elect