Vinita Tandon Singh is March’s One to Watch! She is currently employed as in-house counsel at Accudyne Industries, a company that manufactures equipment utilized in the oil and gas industry. There, she handles local and international issues, including negotiating commercial contracts and overseeing ethics and compliance training and investigations.
Originally from the East Coast, Vinita studied psychology and history at New York University and obtained a Master’s in education from Rutgers University. While in school, Vinita served as a resident advisor and was involved in student affairs. She also completed internships with Student Legal Services and the Office of Student Conduct. Upon graduation, Vinita worked as a Residence Hall Director at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Even with a passion for student affairs, law was always in the back of her mind. Vinita ultimately enrolled in law school at UNC Chapel Hill, where she was on the Banking Journal and competed nationally as part of the Client Counseling team. Vinita graduated in 2017 and moved to Dallas, her husband’s hometown. She passed the Texas bar exam shortly thereafter.
New to Dallas and newly licensed, Vinita joined DAYL’s Lawyers Promoting Diversity Committee. She played an important role in facilitating last year’s Dinner & Dialogue, as well as the Committee’s boot camp for first-year law students. This year, Vinita is co-chairing the Law Student Assistance Committee. Her role involves coordinating mock interviews at local law schools, planning networking events, and facilitating a mentorship program with law students and young lawyers to ease the transition into the practice.
In addition to her DAYL involvement, Vinita is a member of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association. With a heart for service, she volunteers regularly at DVAP’s east Dallas clinic. She also attends the prove-up clinic at George Allen Courthouse to work with pro se clients. As a transactional lawyer, this volunteer experience has allowed her to meet several judges and get comfortable in the courtroom.
Vinita likes to bake, particularly cupcakes and cheesecake, in her free time. She is a self-proclaimed coffee snob, naming Houndstooth, Magnolia’s and Civil Pour as some of her local favorites. (Don’t be shy to meet her for a cup of coffee!) She and her husband also recently adopted a dog named Yoda, a pointy-eared pup that looks wise beyond her years.
In a very short time, Vinita has utilized her knowledge and experience to serve, mentor, and cultivate meaningful relationships within the Dallas legal community. In turn, she is grateful for DAYL for giving her a sense of purpose and stability during her transition to a new city. On behalf of DAYL, we could not be happier to welcome Vinita into our family. You will undoubtedly be hearing about her in the years to come. This is why Vinita is this month’s One to Watch. Congratulations, Vinita!