Join SALSA for a conversation with Preeta Bansal, one of the most notable lawyers of South Asian Descent! Ms. Bansal will discuss various aspects of her legal career and her perspectives on diversity in the law. Among her numerous legal accomplishments include being the youngest Solicitor General of New York, the first South Asian American to argue before the Supreme Court, General Counsel to the federal Office of Management and Budget, Global General Counsel for HSBC Holdings in London, and a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. She is currently the President of Social Emergence Corporation, a not-for-profit focused on empowering human networks, and a Lecturer at the MIT Media Lab.
Apart from her more traditional legal positions, Ms. Bansal has served as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and participated in several diplomatic missions to the Middle East. She also served an advisory role in drafting the Iraqi and Afghan Constitutions. In addition, Ms. Bansal led the legal personnel team for the Obama-Biden presidency’s transition, which factored into the appointment of notable South Asian American figures like Preet Bharara and Neal Katyal. While General Counsel of the OMB, Ms. Bansal initiated and completed Women in America, the first White House Report of the Status of Women since Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1963 report for the Kennedy Administration.
Indian Food will be served!