The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) has selected Private Equity partner Dilen Kumar, Dallas, as a member of its 2023 Leadership Institute fellowship class. He is one of 18 fellows for the institute, which is designed to "mind the gap" in leadership development for mid-career attorneys.

In announcing the class, SABA noted this class is its largest and most diverse, representing 12 states and provinces across North America and are leaders in a variety of legal and policy areas working for law firms, the government, and small and large corporations.

As part of the fellowship, the class will have access to education, tools and resources they need to navigate the field, reach the top ranks of the legal profession and continue to grow as leaders within the SABA community. This includes access to monthly leadership development sessions with experts and seasoned SABA attorneys and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Dilen represents private equity firms and public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, investment transactions and general corporate governance matters. He is a recognized leader on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters in the legal profession in Texas. He previously served as co-chair of the Texas Minority Counsel Program, an affiliate of the State Bar of Texas that seeks to increase opportunities for diverse attorneys in Texas.

Dilen was the youngest attorney recognized as part of Texas Lawyer's 20 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law in 2015. Prior to private practice, Dilen served in the Obama Administration as an Assistant Counsel in the White House Counsel's Office.