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June 11, 2024

ABA Antitrust Law Section announces second annual diversity stipend fellowship class

CHICAGO, June 11, 2024 — The American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section has selected 10  students to receive $5,000 stipends to pursue government and not-for-profit careers in antitrust, privacy and consumer protection law.

The ABA Antitrust Law Section Law Student Diversity Stipend Program is geared toward developing the next generation of lawyers interested in the practice of antitrust, privacy and consumer protection law; public and nonprofit service; and involvement in the section. The program, which is in its second year, awards stipends of $5,000 each for a variety of summer internships at nonprofit and governmental antitrust and consumer protection organizations.

As part of the program, the students will receive a substantive legal curriculum focusing on antitrust, privacy and consumer protection law; section membership; one-on-one mentoring from Antitrust Law Section leadership; and networking opportunities.

The 10 awardees in this year’s class, all rising third-year law students (3Ls) with their internships and law schools, are:

  • Julian Atkins, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Georgetown Law Center
  • Ifeacho Awachie, Public Knowledge, Howard University School of Law
  • Craig Guzman, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Jasmine Held-Hernandez, FTC, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Viraj Mehrotra, Progressive Policy Institute, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Vaishali Nambiar, Electronic Privacy Information Center, The George Washington University Law School
  • Nick Nguyen, American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Sheridan Phelan, AAI, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Shaunak Puri, U.S. Department of Justice, Columbia Law School
  • Jessica Sneesby, Public Knowledge, University of Colorado Law School 

This program was founded by Antitrust Law Section Committee Officer Svetlana Gans, with significant support from former Antitrust Law Section Chair Tom Zych, Chair Fiona Schaeffer, Chair-Elect Steve Cernak, the section’s Reserves Board and the section’s Diversity.Advanced Committee, including Co-Chair Maria Stoyadinova and Vice Chair Andrea Rivers.

For additional information on the ABA fellows, please email [email protected].

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