A Talk with Judge Rupa Goswami

  • October 19, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Ashford & Wriston, First Hawaiian Center, 17th Fl., Conference Rm.


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A Talk with Judge Rupa Goswami

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rupa Goswami, the first South Asian American woman to be named a judge in California, will draw on her many years of experience in the legal profession to discuss racial and gender diversity issues in the legal field, particularly in judicial appointments.  Judge Goswami envisions this session as an interactive discussion and welcomes your thoughts and questions! 

Date:  Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:15pm

Location:  Ashford & Wriston, First Hawaiian Center, 17th Floor (Conference Room)

Lunch:  Lunch and beverage (TBD) provided

Cost:  Free

Please register to the left by October 12, 2017. 

Hon. Rupa Searight Goswami was appointed to the California judiciary by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2013.  Born in India, Rupa grew up in rural Ohio and Florida.  Prior to joining the bench, she served as a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney's Office for 11 years where she earned the Director's Award.  As an AUSA, Rupa was recognized by the former Attorney General Eric Holder, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Humane Society for her work tackling child sex tourism, environmental crimes, cyber fraud, and crimes involving endangered species.  Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Rupa clerked for Justice Nora M. Manella, then a United States District Judge and for Terence T. Evans of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  She was also a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  A graduate of the University of Chicago and UCLA School of Law, Rupa holds both an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Booth School of Business and a JD.  Prior to joining the legal profession, she was a banker in Chicago.  Since moving to Los Angeles, Rupa has been active in community service, serving on the California State Bar JNE commission, as a pro tem judge, a juvenile teen court moderator and an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Loyola Law School.  Currently, she serves the Los Angeles Superior court as an elected member of the Executive Committee, works on the Asian Pacific American Bar Association ("APABA") judicial pipeline project, and in 2016 sat pro tem as a Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Division Three.  A past co-president of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California ("SABA"), Rupa now heads SABA-SC's Steering Committee.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, children, and elderly parents.