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Michigan Lawyers Weekly Names Bodman’s Damali Sahu a “Women in the Law” Class of 2018

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce member Damali Sahu has been selected as one of 30 lawyers comprising Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” Class of 2018. Selected from dozens of nominations, “Women in the Law” are inspiring and accomplished leaders who have displayed a commitment to excellence in the practice of law. They serve as mentors and give back to their communities.

“It is truly an honor to be named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law,” said Damali Sahu. “I have been fortunate to work with very passionate and knowledgeable women lawyers of whom I admire and respect. Sharing our strengths and serving makes working in this field even more rewarding.”

Over the years, Sahu served as a volunteer mentor at VIP Mentoring in Detroit and served on the Board of Directors as Vice President and Treasurer of University YES Academy. Sahu has particular expertise in lending transactions involving venture capital-backed emerging and established 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.

“Damali is an important member of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group and Executive Committee” said Ralph McDowell, member and Chairman of Bodman’s Executive Committee. “Damali does a tremendous job representing clients; she has extensive experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting secured and unsecured commercial loans to borrowers in a variety of industries.  In addition, she makes many positive contributions to Firm life.”

Sahu is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of California. To read her full profile, click here.

A luncheon celebrating the Class of 2018 will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. The “Women of the Year,” selected by a vote of the class, will be announced at the event.


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