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Bodman Attorney Damali A. Sahu Joins Michigan Roundtable Board of Directors

By: Bodman PLC

12/18/20

Bodman is pleased to announce that Damali A. Sahu, a member of the firm practicing in the Detroit office, has joined the board of directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

The Michigan Roundtable is one of the oldest human rights organizations in Detroit. Over its more than 75 year history, the Michigan Roundtable has expanded from being an organization focused on building bridges between Catholics, Protestants, and Jews to one embracing more diverse and inclusive interests. The Michigan Roundtable has adjusted to the rapid social changes and difficult challenges of the region by developing effective programs geared not only to combatting all types of discrimination but to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community.

Bodman is a long-time supporter of the Michigan Roundtable. Other firm attorneys who have served in leadership roles include Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, who is a current Michigan Roundtable board member and past board secretary, and Robert J. Diehl, Jr., who is an ex-officio board member and past board chair.

Sahu is a member of Bodman’s Executive Committee and Office of the Executive, the latter of which manages the firm’s day to day business affairs, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Her legal practice is concentrated in representing lenders in commercial loan originations with a focus on transactions involving venture capital-backed companies in the technology, energy, and life science industries. She has more than a decade of experience in transactions with companies in all stages of growth from seed/early stage to established pre-public stage companies.

She has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Rising Stars, and DBusiness Magazine as one of Michigan’s leading banking lawyers. In 2019, Lawyers of Color named Sahu to its "Nation's Best" list of distinguished attorneys and in 2018, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named her to its annual class of "Women in Law." In 2008, she received Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming Lawyers" award which recognizes practitioners whose accomplishments set them apart from their peers in their first ten years in practice.