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Former NASABA President Paul Grewal Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

December 1, 2010

NASABA congratulates its former President, Paul S. Grewal, who was sworn in today as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California and the second sitting South Asian Federal Magistrate judge in the United States. Mr. Grewal was President of NASABA from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 and currently sits on the organization’s National Advisory Council.

NASABA awarded Judge Grewal with a 2010 Cornerstone Award in recognition of his years of work promoting the goals of NASABA, including promoting the professional development of the South Asian legal community through networking, education, advocacy and mentoring; ensuring the civil liberties of the South Asian community; and serving the legal interests of the South Asian community and the community at large. Of his appointment, current NASABA President Annapoorni Sankaran said, “As President of NASABA, Paul garnered respect through his leadership style, sound judgment and ability to build consensus. We are proud of Judge Grewal’s accomplishments and know he will be a excellent addition to the bench.”

Judge Grewal was a partner in the East Palo Alto office of Howrey LLP and focused his practice on intellectual property litigation. He has represented top technology companies in litigation around the country. Judge Grewal also devoted significant time to pro bono work for non-profit organizations.

Judge Grewal is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago School of Law. He previously clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

NASABA applauds Mr. Grewal’s accomplishments.

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