McManis Faulkner announces that Partner Ruby Kazi was honored as one of “Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal honored 100 women who blazed trails in education, energy, finance, law, and technology. Women of Influence honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of previous Women of Influence recipients. Selection is based on success within their industries and contributions to their communities.
In her civil litigation practice, Kazi focuses on crisis management, with matters ranging from defending harassment suits to pursuing workplace violence prevention. She is often called on to defend corporate and individual clients in difficult situations. In addition, Kazi’s trial experience makes her an asset across different practice areas, including employment and family law matters.
Dedicated to giving back to the community, Kazi has served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Alliance, including two terms as its president. She serves as co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley Judiciary Committee. Kazi also is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and California Women Lawyers. She founded Lady Lawyers who Lunch, an informal networking group for women attorneys balancing work, family and community. Kazi served as a director and officer for the GiveLight Foundation, Inc., a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to supporting orphans around the world; she worked to incorporate the organization and obtain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status for it.
Kazi earned her J.D. from Drake University Law School (2003) and her B.S. from Northwestern University (2000).