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Mansi Rodgers



Mansi is a partner at Reeves & Brightwell LLP, a women-owned litigation boutique firm.  Mansi is complex commercial litigator who has over ten years’ experience representing clients at the trial and appellate level. Mansi also assists clients with pre-litigation disputes, contract assessments, and other business needs. She has experience in a variety of civil and commercial matters involving contract disputes, negligence and other tort claims, and insurance issues. She received her J.D. from New York University and began her career in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Sherine Thomas
Immediate Past Chair

Sherine is the Executive County Attorney for Travis County where she litigates and oversees the litigation of cases filed against Travis County and its employees in state and federal court at both the trial court and the appellate levels.  In addition to her trial work, Sherine has presented oral argument in state and federal courts of appeals, including the Supreme Court of Texas.  Her practice areas include employment law, civil rights, personal injury, elections, land use and general civil litigation.  Sherine also provides legal counsel to the Travis County’s elected and appointed officials on general liability and employment issues prior to and related to litigation.

Rashmin Asher


Vice Chair


Rashmin is a Senior Associate at Spencer Fane LLP. Rashmin primarily focuses her practice on administrative law in the area of public utility regulation, and she has represented utilities and municipalities in proceedings before governmental and regulatory boards throughout Texas. Prior to her employment with Spencer Fane LLP, Rashmin was a managing attorney at the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Rashmin also focuses her practice on litigation related to utility matters. She received her J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 

Shivangi Mehta

Hon. Judge George Thomas



George graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2002. After law school, he worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Texas House of Representatives and practiced immigration law. In 2004, he became a criminal prosecutor for the City of Austin. In 2010, he accepted a position as a prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office-Criminal Division. In 2014, he was appointed as a Judge to the Municipal Court of the City of Austin. He is the first Indian-American judge in Travis County history.

Sujata Ajmera



Sujata is a Member of Clark Hill, PC  and Co-Founder of SABA-Austin.  Sujata primarily focuses her practice on all aspects of employment-based immigration and I-9 compliance for large corporations, as well as small to medium sized businesses.  She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Jolsna Thomas


Jolsna is a former president of the South Asian Bar Association of North America and SABA Foundation. She is the President and Board Chair for The Rosendin Foundation, the charitable arm of premier national design-build/design-assist electrical contractor Rosendin and Modular Power Solutions. Jolsna is licensed in California and Texas. She is civically engaged through the Junior League of Austin, is President-Elect of NAWIC Austin Chapter #7, and Chairs the City’s Public Safety Civil Service Commission. She received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Leena Chaphekar



Leena is proud to be an Austinite as she grew up in Austin, Texas.  She is an Assistant General Counsel at the Teachers Retirement System.  Her principal area of practice is Administrative Law with experience in Open Records and Open Meetings.  She received her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Raghav Bajaj


Raghav Bajaj is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. Raghav’s practice focuses on all phases of patent office trials at the USPTO. His experience includes matters involving technologies such as computer hardware, computer software, automotive devices, and others. Raghav is also a regular speaker at patent law conferences both in Austin and nationwide.

Soumya Konuri


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