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Commercial Litigator&

Serial Entrepreneur 


Innovation is not Imani’s only passion but it certainly is a driving force in her career. Imani Maatuka is a commercial litigator by profession and a business owner and serial entrepreneur by trade. 
Having earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law she was on the Dean’s List and received the Dean’s Fellowship Award, Dean’s Leadership Award, Dean’s Service Award, and received the highest grade in the Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic. A top graduate of her class, Imani has always had a high standard of success. Her entrepreneurship career began with a company she created and grew while in high school. Through hard work and a creative mind, she garnered over $30,000 in profit with Featuring Your Business, Inc. As the founding shareholder of Featuring Your Business, Inc., Imani has successfully led the company within the promotion, marketing & development areas, as a multi-media production company focused on video, internet, and client development presentations. Imani graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a B.S. in journalism and mass communications, summa cum laude, and first in her class. 
Currently, Imani is a Commercial Litigation and Disputes associate in Sidley Austin LLP’s office in Dallas, Texas. With an arduous nature to succeed and serve others, Imani has elevated to create a nonprofit organization and scholarship program to assist persons of color in law. In arguably the most lucrative area of the legal field, corporate ‘Big Law,’ minorities represent less than 5%. (Above the Law). The Bridging the Gap Scholarship is sponsored by three minority attorneys seeking to ‘bridge the gap’ between minorities and corporate ‘big law.’ In a field where most scholarships reward those interested in seeking public-interest law careers, this scholarship presents a unique approach to social change by seeking to encourage upward social mobility for minorities and access to resources to pay it forward. Just one of the many projects that Imani has undertaken to make her mark on the world. A wearer of many hats, she also serves as the Vice President of Naame Trucking, a premier logistics company. 


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