🌸 Pani Cooler Testimonials
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🌸 Pani Cooler Testimonials


This email goes out to 1,680 South Asian legal professionals.

Boston Pani Cooler Hangout

It was great hosting an impromptu Pani Cooler gathering in Boston last week. What was interesting was that 80% of us were from out of town. I like the idea of Pani Cooler meetings as gathering points for this community, wherever we are. More to come.

Pani Cooler Testimonials

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If you have:

  • interviewed a candidate from Pani Cooler
  • made a connection with someone you found in Pani Cooler
  • interviewed for a role you found in Pani Cooler

then please hit reply and share what worked for you. I'll use those lessons to improve the newsletter.

Pani Cooler Referrals

Pani Cooler is expanding. If you're looking for outside counsel or to refer a matter, you can add any matters to Pani Cooler. Just hit reply and share the details.

The Jobs

The mission 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.


Legal Adjacent

  • ​Anuja Purohit: Anuja is SVP and Deputy General Counsel at RTI International. Anuja's team is looking for a Director, Ethics. Reach out to Anuja at [subscribers only]
  • ​Thomas Mathew: Thomas is Director, Intellectual Property at InterVenn Biosciences. Thomas's team is looking for a Manager, Legal Contracts. Reach out to Thomas at [subscribers only]
  • ​Kavya Mohankumar: Kavya is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Newsela. Kavya's team is looking for the roles below, reach out to Kavya at [subscribers only]:
  • ​Contract Manager​
  • ​Privacy Manager​
  • ​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]


Law Firm

  • ​Harsh Parikh: Harsh is a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. Harsh's team is looking for a senior health care transactions associate. Reech out to Harsh at [subscribers only]
  • ​Nikhil Gore: Nikhil is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP. Nikhil's team is looking for a financial services regulatory associate, mid- or senior-level. Preference for D.C. but we also have offices in New York and the Bay Area that could work for this role. Reach out to Nikhil at [subscribers only]
  • ​Shanti Katona: Shanti is a member at Polsinelli and Vice Chair of Polsinelli’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. Shanti is looking for attorneys with 2+ years of substantive Chapter 11 and bankruptcy litigation experience. This position can be based in our Wilmington, Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, Atlanta or Los Angeles office. Reach out to Shanti at [subscribers only]
  • ​Ajay Mago: Ajay is managing partner at Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP. Ajay's team is looking for mid-level and senior attorneys to join the firm’s Technology Transactions, Commercial Contracts, Corporate – Private Equity and M&A, Corporate – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, and Banking and Finance practice groups. The positions can be remote anywhere in the U.S. or hybrid in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, and New York. Reach out to Ajay at [subscribers only]