Tennessee Lawyer Receives White House Fellows Impact Award - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 31, 2018
Nashville attorney Samar S. Ali was recently honored with the 2018 White House Fellows Impact Award, which recognizes recent White House Fellows who have demonstrated both remarkable achievement and transformational contributions in their field. Ali was selected due to her work at the White House, in the South African Supreme Court, with the state government of Tennessee, as an international counsel at Bass Berry & Sims, and as a consultant working to protect vulnerable communities around the world. In the White House Fellow from 2010-11, Ali worked on bilateral negotiations on behalf of the U.S. government in Europe and the Middle East, served on the White House American-Arab “Kitchen Cabinet,” and advised on the U.S. response to the Arab Spring in 2011. After her work in the federal government, Ali returned to her home state of Tennessee to serve as Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs under Governor Bill Haslam.