πŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Mobility Boost
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πŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Mobility Boost

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This email goes out to 1,513 South Asian legal professionals.

Mobility Boost

I've come to appreciate that longevity > intensity. Going from 0 minutes to 15 minutes of moving your body daily will do more for your professional development than any other activity. In that spirit, I'm sharing one of my favorite mobility classes.

Mobility is the intersection of flexibility and strength. It's balanced. Here's a ~15 minute class that will mobilize every part of your body and leaving you refreshed. There should be a free 30-day trial.

If you try it, let me know what you think, or share your favorite movement routines. I'll collect and share the best ones.

The Indie Guide To Building Your Legal Network

Part of the mission of Pani Cooler is to help South Asian lawyers create a powerful network of legal professionals. I attribute any success I've had with my career to the relationships I've developed and grown. The principles developed over a decade and hundreds of meetings with lawyers are now the framework of The Indie Guide to Building Your Legal Network.

Here's what Pani Cooler subscribers had to say about The Indie Guide:

​Amisha Patel, Senior Associate, Dechert LLP: "Your writing is clear and concise, and I like how you weave in personal anecdotes and stories from others. You also outline a very clear action plan. Even as someone not in the law school setting, I found this extremely valuable in thinking about ways to reinforce many of the lessons that needed reinforcing on how to present well in strengthening and nurturing my network."

​Neha Shah, Labor Relations, California State University: "I wanted to let you know that I've finally completed your networking guide and I thought it was fantastic. You provide great advice on not only creating relationships, but also on nurturing them. Your writing is clear and easy to follow and I appreciated the personal touch you added with examples of your own successes. This is a great guide for attorneys (and law students) at all levels of their career."

​Amit Kulkarni, Patent Counsel, Knobbe Martens: "The suggestions given in Khurram’s book completely changed my perspective about approaching strangers, especially established attorneys. Not only did I realize that I too had a lot to offer, but I also realized that I wasn’t on a temporary need-based journey. Rather, I was embarking on a long-term relationship-building approach. Like Khurram says, you already have the β€œhuman capital,” but it’s your β€œsocial capital” that’ll open doors and pay off in the long run."

​Shaun Sethna, Deputy General Counsel, Altisource: "The Indie Guide to Building Your Legal Network" is an excellent resource for any law students, newly minted lawyers, or even practicing attorneys who just haven't had the time or motivation to develop a network. I particularly liked how Khurram addressed all of the reasons that people usually resist building a network - many of those reasons spoke to me. I wish this guide were around when I was earlier in my career!"

You can read a chapter for free here. Pick up your copy here.

The Jobs

The purpose of Pani Cooler is to build direct connections between South Asian lawyers. A key part of that is getting South Asian lawyers hired and promoted. The below roles include direct contact information for your colleagues. Reach out to these lawyers in a manner consistent with the goals of building community on this platform.

Government

  • ​Hiral Mehta: Hiral is Deputy Chief at U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York. The U.S. Attorney's Office is looking for an Assistant U. S. Attorney. Reach out to Hiral at [subscribers only]
  • ​Madiha Zuberi: Madiha is Enforcement Attorney at SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office, Division of Enforcement. The SEC is looking for a General Attorney. Reach out to Madiha at [subscribers only]

Public Policy

In-House

Law Firm

  • ​Vivek Jayaram: Vivek is Founder of Jayaram Law. Vivek's team is looking for a junior trademark associate with 1-2 years of experience. The position can be remote. Reach out to [subscribers only]
  • ​Bijal Vakil: Bijal is a partner at Allen & Overy and global co-head of the firm's Technology practice. Bijal's team is looking for tech transactions associates anywhere in the US and IP litigation associates (in Northern California; EE/CS preferred). Reach out to Bijal at [subscribers only]
  • ​Vishal Gupta: Vishal is a partner and Co-Chair of Life Sciences Practice at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Vishal's team is looking for a mid-level life sciences patent litigation associate in NY with 2-6 years of experience and a strong science or engineering background. Reach out to Vishal at [subscribers only]

Legal Adjacent

  • ​Sachin Bansal: Sachin is Chief Business & Legal Officer at SecurityScorecard. Sachin's team is looking for a VP and GM, Public Sector. Reach out to Sachin at [subscribers only]
  • ​Aliya Haider: Aliya is General Counsel at Beacon Platform. Aliya's team is looking for Head of Compliance. Reach out to Aliya at [subscribers only]

Roles for Law Students

  • ​Navjeet Bal: Najveet is Managing Director and General Counsel at Social Finance, Inc. Navjeet's team is looking for an 2022 Summer Legal Associate. Reach out to Navjeet at [subscribers only]
  • ​Madhavi Seth: Madhavi is Corporate Counsel with the Privacy, Security and Risk team at HubSpot. HubSpot’s legal department is hiring 1L and 2Ls for its 2022 summer internship. Reach out to Madhavi at [subscribers only]
  • ​Joth Bhullar: Joth is Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs at Pac-12 Networks. Pac-12 Networks is hiring 2L and 3Ls for its summer internship. Reach out to Joth at [subscribers only]