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Pankit Doshi - Candidate for VP of Programs and Operations

  Pankit Doshi

 Candidate for Vice-President for Programs and  Operations






Personal Statement

I am honored to submit my name as a candidate for the position of NAPABA Vice-President of Programs and Operations for the 2015-2016 year.

I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as Treasurer of NAPABA for the past two years. In that capacity, I have had the privilege of managing the organization’s financial growth and ensuring that the board strategically enhances NAPABA's fiscal position. In that time, we have adhered to our current fiscal policies, developed sound financial protocols, used our resources efficiently and effectively and made important financial decisions that have strengthened the organization. 

I would like to continue building on NAPABA’s momentum by serving as the Vice-President of Programs and Operations. As NAPABA continues to grow, we have to ensure that the programs and services that NAPABA offers to its members and the community correspondingly grow and that we keep focus on our strategic plan. As Vice-President of Programs and Operations, I intend to implement new NAPABA programs and continue spearheading existing programs, such as Lobby Day and national pro bono opportunities. I also intend to work with NAPABA committees and affiliates to implement standard operating procedures and coordinate their programs.

It has been my privilege to be involved with NAPABA for many years. In addition to serving as Treasurer, I also served as NAPABA’s Regional and Alternate Regional Governor for the Central California Region. Prior to that, I served as the Co-Chair of NAPABA’s Litigation Committee. From 2009 to 2010, I served on the planning committee for both the NAPABA California-Nevada Regional Conference in Los Angeles in 2009 and the National Convention in Los Angeles in 2010. I have also been heavily involved in API organizations at the local level, having served as President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California and on the Board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, both strong NAPABA affiliate organizations.

I am currently a partner in the San Francisco, California office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where I practice labor and employment litigation on behalf of employers and am a member of the firm’s Diversity and Recruiting Committees. In 2011, I was appointed by the State Bar of California Board of Governors to serve a three-year term on the State Bar of California Council on Access and Fairness, where our focus has been to promote diversity in the legal profession and fix the pipeline to the profession through early education outreach and pre-law programs. I was also selected to participate in the American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section 2012 Leadership Academy, selected with a group of approximately 20 lawyers across the country identified as emerging bar leaders.

I would be grateful to continue giving back to an organization that has given me so much both personally and professionally. It would be an honor to carry on the legacy that so many before us have worked tirelessly for and to build on that foundation as NAPABA continues to thrive in the future.

If you have any questions about my candidacy, please feel free to contact me at any time at Thank you for your time and consideration.

Candidate Bio

Pankit J. Doshi is a Partner in the San Francisco, California office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

Mr. Doshi's practice focuses on employment litigation on behalf of management and preventive counseling. Mr. Doshi has represented employers in both state and federal litigation involving trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation, and breach of contract claims. Mr. Doshi has also represented employers in complex class action and representative action litigation, including misclassification and wage and hour claims. Mr. Doshi has represented employers at administrative hearings and during investigations by various state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Mr. Doshi regularly provides advice and counseling to employers of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, and has spoken on a number of panels and published articles related to employment law issues across the country.

Mr. Doshi is presently the Treasurer of NAPABA and was formerly NAPABA Regional and Alternate Governor for the Central California Region. He also served as Co-Chair of the NAPABA Litigation Committee.

Mr. Doshi received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While in law school, Mr. Doshi served as a Senior Editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and on the Scott Moot Court Honors Board.

Endorse Pankit

Endorsements will be accepted through September 1 and will be posted on the NAPABA website within one week of receipt of the form below.

Who may endorse?

  • Any individual who is a NAPABA member in good standing may endorse any candidate
  • Any bar association that is a NAPABA affiliate in good standing may endorse any candidate with confirmation of such endorsement provided by the current president of the bar association
  • No individual or bar association will be permitted to endorse more than one candidate for the same office
  • No current NAPABA Nominating & Elections Committee member or NAPABA staff member may provide formal endorsements of any candidate

What information should be provided with an endorsement to be shown on the NAPABA website? .

  • Individuals considering the endorsement of a candidate are strongly encouraged to endorse only with personal knowledge of the candidate, and any current work relationship with a candidate (e.g., colleague in the same firm or legal department) must be disclosed
  • If permitted by the endorser's place of employment, all endorsements will include at least the endorser's place of employment, and if so, any list of endorsements may include a disclaimer that all work or organizational affiliations disclosed are for identification and disclosure purposes only, and do not constitute endorsements by those institutions
  • NAPABA affiliate bar association endorsers should include the president and president's email address (email addresses of endorsers will not be made public)
  • Endorsements shall not include any negative comments or personal attacks regarding other candidates


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*All work or organizational affiliations disclosed are for identification and disclosures purposes only, and do not constitute endorsements by those institutions.