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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street N.W., Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006


Contact: Emily Chatterjee

December 2, 2010

(202) 775-9555

NAPABA Applauds the Appointment of Paul Singh Grewal
as Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court
for the Northern District of California

WASHINGTON - The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) congratulates Paul Singh Grewal on his appointment to the position of magistrate judge in the San Jose division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is the first South Asian judge to serve on the bench in the Northern District of California.

"Judge Grewal is a welcome addition to the federal bench. His significant experience in intellectual property matters as well as his wide-ranging practice before the federal courts will make him a valuable addition to the Northern District of California. NAPABA looks forward to Judge Grewal's term as Magistrate Judge and is proud to call him one of our own," praised Paul O. Hirose, president of NAPABA.

Before joining the bench, Magistrate Judge Grewal was a partner at Howrey LLP, where his practice focused on technology litigation. He previously clerked for Judge Samuel H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and also for Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Magistrate Judge Grewal earned his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended the University of Chicago Law School.

NAPABA applauds Magistrate Judge Grewal's long-standing commitment to the Asian Pacific American community. In November 2010, NAPABA recognized Magistrate Judge Grewal as one of the 2010 recipients of NAPABA's Best Lawyers Under 40 award. He previously served as president of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), and is a former president of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC), which was NAPABA's 2010 Affiliate of the Year.

NAPABA is proud to have supported Magistrate Judge Grewal and commends the Northern District of California for his appointment.


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 62 local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of minorities in the legal profession.


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