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Denver (12-December-2012) - Hetal J. Doshi has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the law firm's litigation and advocacy practice.
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Doshi was an independent consultant in human rights and constitutional law in Nairobi, Kenya. She advised the Kenyan Parliament on the constitutionality of new public finance and devolution legislation. Doshi also counseled a consortium of East African non-governmental organizations on the impact of Kenya's newly adopted constitution on economic rights advocacy and assisted in drafting human rights training programs for use in East Africa. Additionally, she developed an initiative to assist residents of Africa's second largest slum with access to constitutionally protected rights.
Prior to her work in Kenya, Doshi was a litigation associate with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York City and Alston & Bird in Atlanta. During law school at the University of Virginia, she served as director of the Legal Assistance Society (the university's pro bono legal services provider) and executive board member with the Center for the Study of Race and the Law. Doshi successfully briefed and argued a habeas matter before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was recognized as "Best Oralist" in the first-year moot court program.
While earning a bachelor's degree at Emory University, Doshi was president of the Emory College student body and awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, an honor bestowed to approximately 60-75 college students annually for academic achievement, excellence in leadership and commitment to public service. She was also awarded the Marion Luther Brittain Award, the highest honor bestowed annually to one student across all undergraduate and graduate divisions of Emory University, for her academic achievement, leadership skills and her original field research on democratization and Islamist movements in Egypt.