Naju R. Lathia, White Collar and Commercial Litigation partner in the New Jersey office of Day Pitney and co-chair of Day Pitney's Data Privacy, Protection and Litigation Practice Group, was selected as one of the recipients of the Rising Star Award by the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) North America for 2023. The awards were presented at the annual SABA of North America Conference held July 20-23 in Boston.
The SABA North America Rising Star Award is given to individuals who are under 40 years old or have been practicing for less than ten years. The candidates should exemplify a broad range of high achievements in their practice area, innovation, leadership, legal and community service, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Click here for more information about SABA of North America and the award.
"The SABA organization has been a key factor in both my development as an attorney and as a leader within the South Asian legal community," said Lathia. "I'd like to thank my colleagues at Day Pitney and SABA for their unwavering support as we work to recognize the invaluable role of South Asians in the legal profession and reinforce our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion."
Lathia assists clients in a broad spectrum of areas, from litigating complex commercial matters in state and federal court to representing employers in a variety of lawsuits. As a former financial and computer crimes prosecutor, she leads sensitive internal and white-collar investigations and provides criminal defense advice and representation to management when faced with criminal or regulatory issues. She is a frequent speaker and author on data privacy, cannabis, and employment issues, including a recent presentation on cybersecurity at the N.J. State Bar Association 2023 annual meeting.
She is the co-chair of the Law Partners Section of SABA North America and a North Jersey Regional Representative for SABA-NJ. She is a 2023 Fellow of the SABA Leadership Institute. Lathia was chosen as SABA-NJ's 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year, one of the "2021 New Leaders of the Bar" by the New Jersey Law Journal (click here for methodology), and was a 2018 recipient of Day Pitney's Coleman Award for outstanding pro bono work. 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.
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