The Georgia State College of Law community is wide-reaching and we celebrate the accomplishments of our students from admission to bar passage and beyond. Below are latest achievements from our graduates. All graduates can submit a Class Action through the online form.
Shaheen I. Imami (J.D. ’95) has been added to Baker Donelson’s Tax Group. He will maintain his practice in Michigan and will also practice out of Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga, Tenn. office, allowing him to provide enhanced client service.
Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08) was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to the Board of Commissioners of the Georgia Equal Opportunity Commission. She is the associate director of Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, where she is also the managing editor of the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy.
Todd Larsen (J.D. ’07) received the Volunteer Impact Award of 2020 from Atlanta Legal Aid for his extensive pro bono representation in probate court and estate matters. It is awarded to an attorney or paralegal who has demonstrated a significant commitment to Legal Aid’s clients through direct representation or impact litigation.
Becki C. Lee (J.D. ’14) wrote a children’s book about intellectual property called “Do You Draw Pictures?” It came out October 1, 2020, published by Scarlet Oak Press.
Irene Liscano (J.D. ’16) is an Air Force JAG. She spent four years as a prosecutor and advising commanders on administrative disciplinary actions, ethics and civil law matters related to the military mission. This summer, she became a Special Victims’ Counsel and she now represents victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence.
Tiffany Williams Roberts (J.D. ’08) is being awarded the 2020 Barbara A. Harris Award for Service to the Community by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. This esteemed award recognizes a GABWA member who has been practicing at least 10 years, whose service to the community extends beyond the practice of law, and who has had a significant impact on the social, political and economic equality of minorities and women.
Ziwen Zhu (J.D. ’10) was promoted to partner at Locke Lord’s Atlanta office. Her practice focuses on general corporate representation, international business transactions and intellectual property. She represents U.S. and foreign companies in establishing business operations across borders, selling and acquiring business interests and protecting companies’ intellectual property rights. Zhu also advises clients on government investigations, international trademark prosecution and clearance work.