American Bar Association
 
Business and Corporate Litigation: Diversity Clerkship Program Task Force

ABA Section of Business Law


Business and Corporate Litigation:
Diversity Clerkship Program Task Force


Diversity Clerks



2017 Diversity Clerks


Michelle EunJung Bae, University of Illinois
Marcus Clinkscales, Valparaiso University
Maliq Kendricks, University of Nevada Las Vegas - William Boyd School of Law
Ashley Moya, Southern Illinois University
Maryam Najam, University of California, Davis - King Hall School of Law
Mmeli Obi, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
Justin Schilling, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Malcolm Torino, Brigham Young University Law School


2016 Diversity Clerks


Sarah Denis, University of Miami School of Law
Zhuo "Sandy" Duan, University of Memphis Law School
Jonathan Acheampong Frimpong, Cecil Humphreys School of Law, The University of Memphis
Sampada Kapoor, University of Missippi
Justin Nalos, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Abby Grace Peretz, Northern Illinois University
Abigail Van Hook, University of Illinois College of Law
Paige Vankooten, Elon University School of Law
Porsha Winters, Valparaiso University Law


2015 Diversity Clerks


Lotus Fung, UC Davis School of Law
Zhao Liu, Widener University School of Law
Gregory Richardson, Emory University School of Law
Wali Raja, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Cameo Joseph, University of South Carolina School of Law
Nina Patterson, Florida A&M College of Law
Jessica Watsky, University of Connecticut School of Law
Vanessa Mannings, The John Marshall School of Law


2014 Diversity Clerks


Alton Bradley, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Amanda Reasoner, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Anita Alexander, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA
Daniel Knudsen, University of Montana School of Law, Polson, MT
Dayna Thomas, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis, Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, FL
Kwesi Atta-Krah, The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
Samantha Hsieh, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
Waleed Ahmed, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


2013 Diversity Clerks


Tukie Falade, The George Washington University Law School
Charles Perkins, Southern University Law Center
Deanna Chea, University of California Hastings College of Law
Donald Ung, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Jonathan Everhart, Thurgood Marshall School of Law-Texas Southern University
Kimberly Voichescu, DePaul University College of Law
Matthew McDougal, Thurgood Marshall School of Law-Texas Southern University
Michael Fenton, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Sherine Bediako, Temple University Beasly School of Law


2012 Diversity Clerks


Francisco Ruso, University of Connecticut School of Law
Laurielle Campbell, University of Tennessee College of Law
Lin Yang, George Mason University School of Law
Mary Nguyen, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Nannie Reed, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Rahul Patel, Villanova Law School
Rebeccah A. Judd, Boston University School of Law
Timur Navruzov, Emory University School of Law
Tinh Nguyen, University of New Hampshire School of Law


2011 Diversity Clerks


Brian Hamano, University of Michigan Law School
Jessica Reeves, University of Memphis
Pavel Kazlou, Thomas Jefferson School of Law


2010 Diversity Clerks


Carlos Julca, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Charles Chen, Franklin Pierce Law Center
Ji Won In, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joon Song, George Washington University Law School
Larry L. Sandigo, Boston College Law School
Maha Abu Al Faraj, Loyola University New Orleans
Rachel Yoo, Indiana University School of Law
Sean Montgomery, Loyola Law School-LA
Taneshia Straughter, American University


2009 Diversity Clerks


Aydin Bonabi, Stetson University College of Law
Cori Harvey, Rutgers School of Law, Camden
Erika Gray, Hofstra University
Mitsuru Kuwahata, Franklin Pierce Law Center
Nicole Cannizzaro, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - William S. Boyd School of Law
Osayimwense Osar-Emokpae, Drexel University School of Law
Peter Vignier, Arizona State
Wanying Bin, The George Washington University Law School
Zainab Mahar, Washington University in St. Louis


2008 Diversity Clerks


Caroline Chang, Northeastern University School of Law
Jiyeon Choi, Franklin Pierce Law Center
Jonathan William Puryear, Campbell University School of Law
Joyce Holley DeLucian, Stetson University College of Law
Lucienne Pierre, Cornell Law School
Muhammad El Gawhary, Vermont Law School
Priscilla Cherier Conerly, The University of Mississippi School of Law
Sonette Magnus, Emory University School of Law
Vanessa Ribeiro Tiradentes, Hofstra School of Law


Task Force Photos

2016 Annual Meeting


2016 Diversity Clerks: First Row (L-R): Sarah Denis (Diversity Clerk Coral Gables, Florida), Abby Grace Peretz (Diversity Clerk, Palatine, Illinois), Jonathan A. Frimpong (Diversity Clerk, Memphis Tennessee), Paige E. Vankooten (Diversity Clerk, Greensboro, North Carolina). Second Row (L-R): Justin A. Nalos (Diversity Clerk, Silver Spring, Maryland), Abigail Van Hook (Diversity Clerk, Urbana, Illinois), Zhua “Sandy” Duan (Diversity Clerk, Memphis, Tennessee), Porsha Winters (Diversity Clerk, Valparaiso, Indiana).


2016 Annual Meeting Boston: Diversity Clerks Zhua “Sandy” Duan and Jonathan A. Frimpong with Judge Timothy Driscoll of New York’s Commercial Division, Business Court Representative and Co-Chair of Health Care and Life Science Litigation Subcommittee


2016 Annual Meeting Boston: First Row (L-R) Judge Denise Owners (Chancery Court Mississippi, Business Court Representative), Porsha Winters (Diversity Clerk, Valparaiso, Indiana), Justin A. Nalos (Diversity Clerk, Silver Spring, Maryland), Sarah Denis (Diversity Clerk Coral Gables, Florida), Abby Grace Peretz (Diversity Clerk, Palatine, Illinois), Paige E. Vankooten (Diversity Clerk, Greensboro, North Carolina), Abigail Van Hook (Diversity Clerk, Urbana, Illinois), Zhua “Sandy” Duan (Diversity Clerk, Memphis, Tennessee). Second Row (L-R) Judge Timothy Driscoll (New York Commercial Division, Business Court Representative and Co-Chair of Health Care and Life Science Litigation Subcommittee), Jonathan A. Frimpong (Diversity Clerk, Memphis Tennessee), Judge Christopher Yates (Michigan Business Court, Business Court Representative), Judge Clifton Newman (South Carolina Business Court, Co-Chair Judges Initiative Committee)


2016 Annual Meeting Boston: Porsha Winters (Diversity Clerk, Valparaiso, Indiana), Judge Clifton Newman (South Carolina Business Court, Co-Chair Judges Initiative Committee)


Justin A. Nalos (Diversity Clerk, Silver Spring, Maryland)


Abby Grace Peretz (Diversity Clerk, Palatine, Illinois)


Abigail Van Hook (Diversity Clerk, Urbana, Illinois)


Paige E. Vankooten (Diversity Clerk, Greensboro, North Carolina)


Porsha Winters (Diversity Clerk, Valparaiso, Indiana)

2015 Annual Meeting


2015 Diversity Clerks: (Front, L-R) Lotus Fung, Nina Patterson, Wali Raja, Zhao Liu, and Vanessa Mannings. (Back, L-R) Cameo Joseph and Gregory Richardson. Not pictured: Jessica Watsky.


Wali Raja


Jessica Watsky


Gregory Richardson


Nina Patterson


Vanessa Mannings


Cameo Joseph


Section Chair Chip Lion acknowledges service of 2015 Diversity Clerks, (L-R) Zhao Liu, Cameo Joseph, and Vanessa Mannings. Also pictured: Leslie Archer, Section Committees Manager.


Section Chair Chip Lion acknowledges service of 2015 Diversity Clerks, (L-R) Lotus Fung and Zhao Liu.

2014 Annual Meeting


2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Judge Gail Andler (Co-Chair Trial Practice Subcommittee, Superior Court, Orange County, CA), Paul "Chip" L. Lion, III (Chair, Business Law Section), and Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons (Council, Delaware Court of Chancery). Sitting, L-R, Waleed Ahmed, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, and Daniel P. Knudsen (Diversity Clerks). Diversity Clerks not pictured, Anita Alexander, Kwesi Atta-Krah, Alton Bradley, Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis, and Dayna Thomas.


2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Daniel P. Knudsen, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, Alton Bradley, Dayna Thomas, Waleed Ahmed, and Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis. Not pictured, Anita Alexander and Kwesi Atta-Krah.


2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Daniel P. Knudsen, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, Alton Bradley, Dayna Thomas, Waleed Ahmed, and Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis. Not pictured, Anita Alexander, Kwesi Atta-Krah.

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Tiradentes, Vanessa
Ward, Christine

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