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Former NASABA President Anna Sankaran Named to Houston “40 Under 40”

May 23, 2012

This annual list is comprised of 40 business men and women under 40 years of age who are outstanding Houston area professionals for their business success and contributions to the community.

Anna is a commercial litigator with subspecialties in bankruptcy and intellectual property litigation. Anna represents institutional and individual clients in all stages of business disputes with an eye toward achieving creative business solutions. Currently, Anna holds leadership positions in many organizations including President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of Houston, Member of the Steering Committee of the Texas Minority Counsel Program for the State Bar of Texas, and a member of the 2011-2012 Class of Leadership State Bar of Texas.

Anna is a former President and is on the National Advisory Council of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), one of the six national affinity bar associations in the United States.
In addition to being named a 40 Under 40 honoree by the Houston Business Journal, Anna earned that same honor from the Boston Business Journal in 2009. She is the only person honored by the Houston Business Journal to earn the title in two cities. Anna also received the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award from the Asian American Business Development Center (2010), the Thirteenth Annual Rosoff Mentor Award (2009), a Citation from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in recognition for her commitment to diversity (2009), the first Annapoorni R. Sankaran Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service from the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (2008) (an award named in her honor), and was named one of fifteen “Up and Coming” attorneys by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2005). In addition Anna has been recognized as a Rising Star in both Texas and Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2008, 2011-2012).
Anna is a highly dedicated member of the Houston community. Anna volunteers regularly at H2D, Inc, Suits for Seniors program, a non-profit corporation which helps Houston’s high school and college students, as well as the Houston Urban Debate League, which brings policy debate to at risk high school students.


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