Meet SABA Philly

The South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia (SABA-Philly) seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing Philadelphia South Asian legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and advancement, and promotes access to justice and civil rights for the South Asian community.

Meet the 2020 - 2022 SABA Philadelphia Board:

Presidents:  Vishal Shah and Neil Makhija

Acting Secretary:  Tejal Mehta

Treasurer:  Amit Shah

Vice Presidents of Communications:  Neil Subramanya  

Vice Presidents of Law Student Outreach:  Maddy Anand and Tonny Ahmad

Vice Presidents of Professional Outreach and Public Interest:  Jasmeet Ahuja and Akbar Hossain

Vice Presidents of Programming:  Krishna Jani and Tara Param

Vice President of Special Events: Tejal Mehta

Co-Chairs of The Women's Committee:  Shilpa Prem and Priya De Souza

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Vishal Shah


Vishal H. Shah defends employers in labor and employment matters, including both single-plaintiff litigation and nationwide class actions. Vishal practices in both state and federal courts across the United States. His experience includes fact discovery, electronic discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice and argument, evidentiary hearings, expert discovery, trial preparation, and appellate briefing.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Vishal practiced law at another international law firm, where he represented life insurers and long-term care insurers in trial and appellate litigation. His life insurance practice focused on a wide range of legal issues, including material misrepresentations, policy lapses, fraud, stranger-originated life insurance transactions (STOLI), and the secondary market for life insurance. His long-term care practice focused on premium rate increase issues, coverage disputes, and claims administration.

In his spare time, Vishal enjoys playing and watching sports (including the Alabama Crimson Tide) and experiencing different cultures through both travel and food.