Sarala Nagala Discusses Gang Injunctions on Asian American Bar Association Civil Rights Panel

On Oct. 11, Sarala V. Nagala will be a panelist on a panel organized by the San Francisco Asian American Bar Association's Civil Rights and Public Interest/Public Service Committee.

The panel, entitled “The Intersection of Civil Rights and Crime Control,” will discuss the effectiveness of gang injunctions. Panelists will specifically consider enactments by local municipalities, the possible conflict of injunctions with due process principles and the implications injunctions have on race relations within communities.

Ms. Nagala, in partnership with the ACLU of Southern California, was part of the Munger, Tolles & Olson team that earlier this year successfully defended the constitutional rights of a class of alleged gang members in Orange County who were subjected to an injunction without the ability to contest their alleged gang membership in court. The case is currently on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

Other panelists include Wade Chow, San Francisco Assistant District Attorney, Alex Tse, Deputy City Attorney at the Office of the San Francisco City Attorney and Barry Krisberg, Director of Research and Policy and Lecturer in Residence at the Chief of Justice Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.

The event will be held at Reed Smith in San Francisco and is sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association.

Ms. Nagala is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger Tolles. She handles complex commercial litigation matters for clients in a range of industries, including telecommunications, banking, consumer products and technology.