American Pakistan Foundation Confirms Riaz Karamali to the Board of Directors

American Pakistan Foundation (APF), confirms Riaz Karamali, a lawyer, to its Board of Directors.

Karamali is a partner in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers in 20 offices around the world.   He is a counselor and deal-maker who assists clients with negotiating and closing domestic and international venture finance, private equity, M&A and technology transactions.

Karamali has worked with hundreds of start-up and emerging companies, guiding them from their pre-founding stages through their seed and venture capital financing rounds, significant commercial contracts and strategic alliances to their ultimate exit transactions. He has acted as outside general counsel to many such privately held companies in a wide range of industries, including the video game, SaaS, fintech, food tech, biotechnology, semiconductor, energy and medical device sectors. He also regularly represents investors in such companies.

Karamali received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his bachelor’s degree from Rice University.

“As APF’s legal counsel, it is my pleasure to guide APF in governance matters,” Karamali states, “I look forward to deepening my commitment as a board member.”

“Riaz has provided valuable insight and counsel to APF’s board and staff,” notes APF Board Chair, Riaz Siddiqi, “As APF grows as an institution, he will serve as a vital resource to help strengthen the organization and ensure best governance practices.”

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American Pakistan Foundation is dedicated to lasting ties between the people of the United States and Pakistan; strengthening the Pakistani-American community; and catalyzing development in Pakistan. APF is a secular, non-partisan and inclusive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.