Board Members


Umair Khan / President

Umair serves as counsel to New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. He provides proactive counsel on possible legal issues as well as litigation, investigatory requests, and audits.  He also handles a number of policy matters including: healthcare, technology, and telecommunications. Umair was appointed by the Public Advocate to serve as a trustee of the $65 billion New York City Employees' Retirement System and as her representative on the Audit Committee of The City of New York. Umair is a graduate of Albany Law School, where he was an Associate Editor on the Albany Government Law Review.  He received his bachelors in Government and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.


Sayeda Abbas / Vice President

Sayeda is a public interest attorney, fighting for low-income clients that cannot afford legal assistance. She is a Housing Staff Attorney at Manhattan Legal Services, and litigates to protect the rights of low-income tenants in New York City. She has been a long time advocate for justice for the poor and prior to housing, she practiced in the areas of asylum and consumer protection. She received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her Bachelors in the areas of Political Science, Psychology, and Spanish from Rutgers University.


Sabila Khan / Treasurer

Sabila Khan, Esq. is Director and Counsel at Scotiabank, where she advises on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. Previously, Sabila worked as an associate at the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and as in-house counsel at BNP Paribas. Sabila is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and New York University. During law school, Sabila received the Jessup International Moot Court Award for Excellence in Advocacy. She is a member of the NAPABA Women's Committee and a native New Yorker.


Shabbir Chaudhury / Secretary

Shabbir Chaudhury is Corporate Counsel at MetLife where he works on financial products and securities litigation.  Shabbir is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and New York University.



Committee Chairs


Tawfiq Rangwala & Nilufer Shaikh - Large Law Firm
Nausheen Rokerya - Labor and Employment
Abdul Hafiz - Law Student
Kulsoom Hasan - Members
Alina Islam-Hashmi - Public Relations
Myra Din - Gala
Raima Jamal - In-House
Subhan Tariq - Small/Mid-Size Law Firm
Saima Zuberi Sheikh & Amal Oummih- Women's


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