Bodman attorney Damali A. Sahu joins the Michigan Roundtable Board of Directors

Bodman attorney Damali A. Sahu has joined the board of directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, 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. It has adjusted to rapid social changes and difficult challenges  by developing programs geared not only to combatting all types of discrimination but to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community.

Sahu earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law School where she was co-article selection coordinator for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law.

A member of the firm’s Detroit office, Sahu is a member of the Executive Committee and Office of the Executive, and co-chair of the 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.

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.

Bodman attorney Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey is a current Michigan Roundtable board member and past board secretary; and Bodman attorney Robert J. Diehl, Jr. is an ex-officio board member and past board chair.