WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2012) — Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. office attorney Vamsi Kakarla has been elected General Director of the DC South Asian Bar Association Executive Board (SABA-DC). His one-year term will began in January 2012.

SABA-DC is a voluntary bar association dedicated to the needs, concerns, and interests of the South Asian legal community in the Washington, D.C. area. SABA-DC’s key objectives are to:

  • Advance the professional development of South Asian American lawyers and law students;
     
  • Provide a forum for professional and social networking;
     
  • Increase awareness and dialogue regarding legal issues concerning South Asian Americans;
     
  • Improve access to legal services for the South Asian American community, particularly among the lease fortunate; and
     
  • Promote a greater understanding of the legal, political, economic and cultural environment of South Asia.
     

In pursuit of these objectives, SABA-DC regularly organizes panels, conferences, receptions, community outreach efforts, public service projects, mentoring programs, political awareness campaigns, networking events, and a variety of other activities.

Vamsi is counsel in Seyfarth’s Intellectual Property Department. He frequently represents clients involved in patent litigations before the federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. His experience involves all aspects of patent litigation, and he also provides strategic counseling on patent protection and enforcement.