Damali A. Sahu Appointed to Bodman PLC Executive Committee
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Damali A. Sahu has been appointed to the firm’s Executive Committee.
Sahu is a member of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Detroit office. The fourteen-member Executive Committee guides Bodman’s strategic direction, policies, and business operations.
“The firm will benefit from Damali’s unique perspective as we continue to meet the evolving challenges of the legal marketplace,” said Bodman Chairman Ralph E. McDowell in announcing the appointment. “Damali has been an important contributor to several firm management committees. I look forward to working with her in her new role.”
In addition to her service on the Executive Committee, Sahu will continue as co-chair of Bodman’s Diversity Committee and as a member of the Associate Review and Compensation Committee and the Lawyer Recruiting and Personnel Committee. She is a past member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Sahu concentrates her legal practice in representing lenders in commercial loan originations. She represents major lenders nationally with a particular focus on loans to companies in the technology and life sciences sector. Sahu is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Banking and Finance. She has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Banking Law and by DBusiness magazine as a Top Lawyer. In 2008, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named her one of Michigan’s “Up & Coming” lawyers.
She is secretary, treasurer, and a founding member of the board of directors of University YES Academy, a college preparatory public charter school in Detroit. She is also an active volunteer with VIP Mentoring, a Detroit-based nonprofit that matches at-risk children with adult mentors.