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Hanson Bridgett Partner Payam A. Saljoughian Appointed President of the Iranian American Bar Association’s Northern California Chapter

San Francisco (January 3, 2023) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that partner Payam A. Saljoughian has been appointed by the Iranian American Bar Association’s Northern California Chapter (IABA NorCal) to serve as the chapter's President in 2023.  Saljoughian has been involved with IABA for many years and was previously IABA NorCal’s Co-Vice President. 

"IABA NorCal serves an important role in the Iranian American legal community, and I am honored to be appointed to this position," said Saljoughian. “I look forward to working with our board of directors to serve our membership and provide value to the Iranian American community this coming year.”

Formed in 2000, the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) is the only national association of Iranian American judges, attorneys, legal scholars and law students in the United States with over 1,500 members in eight chapters nationwide. Founded in 2007, IABA NorCal has become the most active and prominent IABA chapter.

About the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)

IABA is a professional organization that seeks to educate and inform the Iranian-American community about legal issues of interest and to ensure that the American public at large, local representatives, and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian American community. IABA also strives to foster and promote the achievements of Iranian American lawyers and other legal professionals.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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Payam Saljoughian
Payam Saljoughian
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