Damali A. Sahu Named to Lawyers of Color "Nation's Best" List
Bodman is pleased to announce that Damali A. Sahu, a member of the firm based in the Detroit office, has been named to the 2019 “Nation’s Best” list by Lawyers of Color, a publication dedicated to promoting diversity in law firms and corporate legal departments.
Sahu is one of only 100 attorneys in the Midwestern region of the United States to be chosen for this honor. Lawyers of Color selected attorneys for the Nation’s Best list based on their history of noteworthy accomplishments and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
As a founding member and co-chair of Bodman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Sahu has led the planning and implementation of numerous firm efforts to recruit and retain diverse attorneys and promote an inclusive work environment. She has addressed national and local groups on topics related to the advancement of women in law firm leadership and has led Bodman’s recruitment efforts at the University of Michigan Law School for more than a decade. She is also a member of Bodman’s Executive Committee, which manages the firm’s day to day business affairs, and a long-time member of the Associate Evaluation and Compensation Committee.
Sahu is an active community volunteer. She is vice president and treasurer of the board of directors of New Paradigm College Prep Academy, a Detroit-based charter school, and a board director and Development Committee member of Gleaner’s Food Bank. She mentors students at Detroit’s Spain Elementary and Middle School through VIP Mentoring and is a former board member and officer of University YES Academy in Detroit.
Sahu represents banks in commercial loan transactions with a focus on lending to venture capital-backed companies in the technology, energy, and life sciences industries. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Rising Stars as one of Michigan’s leading banking attorneys and is a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2018 Class of “Women in Law.”
Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. The organization produces events, conferences and publications and conducts research on the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.