South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago

 

Serving Chicagoland's South Asian Community

Foundation Board

Board of Directors for for the term of
Feb 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2021:

Jyoti Raval McMillin, President

Aon Hussain, Vice President

Tara Radhavan, Treasurer

Lynn Preshad, Secretary

Daniel McMillin, Board Member

Sheni Djurisic, Board Member

Tanvi Patel, Board Member

Parag Bhosale, Board Member

Anshuman Vaidya, Board Member

Jyoti Raval McMillin, President

Jyoti Raval McMillin is the Vice President of Legal Services and Corporate Compliance at the healthcare consulting firm Extended Care Clinical, LLC. In addition to being admitted to the Illinois Bar, she additionally is certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.  Her practice encompasses corporate, employment, and healthcare law. In addition to more traditional corporate matters such as contract drafting and review, she advises on legal issues pertaining to physician and healthcare entities. She has also helped develop a robust compliance program and routinely engages and manages internal investigations and audits.  Prior to her current role, Jyoti engaged in a wide range of litigation for persons with disabilities. In that space, Jyoti provided initial consultations, advocated at the administrative hearings, and represented clients at the Appeals Council and United States District Court levels. Jyoti has spearheaded many SABA Chicago Foundation programs and has been a regular volunteer at the Cyriac Kappil/Indo-American Center Pro Bono clinic.

Daniel McMillin

Dan McMillin is an attorney for the Social Security Administration. His practice involves the intersection between legal and medical issues which impact governmental benefits programs. Prior to his current role, Dan represented disabled workers through advocacy from the initial administrative levels up to the Appeals Council in a high volume capacity. He routinely evaluated the effects of  tax, identity theft, and fraud and their impact on benefit eligibility. He clerked for Judge Michael Powers in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Will County after graduating cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Dan has been heavily involved with SABA Chicago Foundation events even before becoming a general director. He was particularly instrumental in the annual 2019 Golf Outing.

Aon Hussain, Vice President

Sheni Djurisic

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Lynn Preshad, Secretary

Lynn-bwLynn Preshad practices mortgage foreclosure defense and immigration law at Dreyfus Law Group. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May 2009 and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in November 2009. While attending law school, Ms. Preshad concentrated in litigation, immigration law, criminal law, and constitutional law, and dedicated her extracurricular time to externing at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, the ABA mentor-mentee program, Mock Trial Board, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, and participating in Client Counseling, Moot Court, and Mock Trial competitions. During and after law school, she volunteered for, CARPLS, CVLS, and SABA Chicago’s “Cyriac Kappil” Indo‐American Center Pro bono Clinic, where she continues to volunteer. In 2014, Ms. Preshad received an award from CVLS in recognition of her commitment to pro bono and her efforts to further Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ mission to provide equal access to justice. Ms. Preshad is currently a member of the ISBA, the CBA, AILA, and SABA Chicago. She is fluent in Hindi/Urdu and understands some Punjabi, Gujarati, and Spanish.

 

Anshuman Vaidya

Anshuman is a Deputy Supervisor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Anshuman supervises Assistant State’s Attorneys and criminal investigators assigned to public corruption, financial crimes, money laundering, and election fraud cases.  He also handles grand jury investigations, oral arguments, evidentiary hearings, jury trials, sentencing hearings, and appellate litigation.

Prior to joining the State’s Attorney’s Office, Anshuman worked as a litigator and prosecutor with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office where he represented the People of Illinois in state and federal trial courts.  As an Assistant Attorney General, he supervised the felony tax fraud prosecution unit and served as counsel to the Illinois Department of Revenue.  He also handled cases involving multi-million dollar bank fraud schemes, corporate embezzlement, organized crime, first degree murder, sexual assault, and economic crimes perpetrated against the government.  In addition, Anshuman litigated complex civil actions on behalf of Illinois consumers to enjoin unfair and deceptive business practices and obtain restitution and disgorgement of illegal profits.

Anshuman is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in the Legal Writing Department.  Anshuman previously served as a board member and honorary board member for the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago.  He earned his bachelor of science from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Tara Raghavan, Treasurer

Tara M. Raghavan is a partner at Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP. Her practice focuses on complex patent litigation, counseling, and opinion work, particularly relating to the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. In October 2013, Ms. Raghavan was named a Top Woman Attorney – Outstanding Young Attorneys in Illinois, for Intellectual Property Law by Chicago Magazine. She has also been named an Illinois Rising Star for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Super Lawyers. Tara has served on the Board of the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago (formerly Indian American Bar Association of Chicago) in numerous capacities including as President in 2008 and is currently a member of the Advisory Council. Tara is also currently on the Board of Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam, an organization devoted to propagating Indian classical music, dance and other arts.

Tanvi Patel

Tanvi Patel is an intellectual property attorney at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago, IL, where she assists clients in protecting their innovations through all aspects of development and commercialization. Tanvi’s practice includes understanding clients’ and competitive intellectual property, procuring and developing clients’ intellectual property portfolios, and enforcing and/or defending against allegations of infringement.

Tanvi obtained her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (2005), and her J.D. from DePaul University (2011).  Tanvi first became involved with SABA Chicago Foundation in 2018 as a Board Member.   

Parag Bhosale