Naju R. Lathia was selected by the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) as the recipient of the 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of her contributions to the local and national organization and the South Asian legal community. Lathia, a litigation partner at Day Pitney LLP, accepted her award at the Eighth Annual Gala held on October 20 at The Marigold in Somerset, New Jersey.
The Annual Gala is SABA-NJ's largest event of the year, and commemorated the work of the organization, as well as leaders within the South Asian legal and business communities of New Jersey.
"I'm honored to be recognized by SABA-NJ, an organization that I hold in high regard for its focus on promoting the South Asian legal community. SABA-NJ was an important part of my development as an attorney, and I look forward to continuing to work with SABA-NJ," stated Lathia.
Lathia assists clients in a broad spectrum of areas, from litigating complex commercial matters in state and federal court to conducting sensitive internal and white-collar investigations. She also represents employers in a wide range of matters where she provides defense advice and representation to management when they are faced with criminal issues. She also has experience litigating product liability and tort matters. Lathia frequently writes on legal topics, such as cannabis law, and employment and cybersecurity issues. Lathia gained invaluable trial and investigatory experience when she served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General's Division of Criminal Justice, in its Financial and Computer Crimes Unit.
Lathia is the co-chair of the Law Partners section of the South Asian Bar Association of North America, and a member of both the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey. She was chosen as one of the "2021 New Leaders of the Bar" by the New Jersey Law Journal and was a recipient of Day Pitney's Coleman Award for outstanding pro bono work in 2018. Lathia earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers University. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
To learn more about SABA New Jersey and the award, visit sabanj.org.