JAMILA JUSTINE WILLIS
Jamila is currently an associate at DLA Piper, a leading global business law firm. Prior, Jamila has worked as an Associate at Brown Rudnick, where she focused on representing bondholders, distressed debt purchasers, and ad hoc committees of creditors in in-court bankruptcy proceedings and out of court restructurings. Jamila has also worked as an attorney for International Bridges to Justice, where she focused on developing legal aid systems to strengthen the rule of law and end criminal investigatory torture in Rwanda, Burundi, and Zimbabwe. Her international experience also includes work towards starting and strengthening legal aid programs in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic. Jamila is also a chairwoman for High Water Women, a 501(c)3 organization of professional women passionate about philanthropy, as well as a leadership council member for the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, an organization founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women.