FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tasha Chambers, Communications Associate
LChambers@ChildFund.org or 804-545-3626
ChildFund Selects Atiqua Hashem, Esq. Director of Legal Services
Richmond, VA – June 11, 2012– ChildFund has selected Atiqua Hashem, Esq. as its director of legal services. In that position, Hashem will leverage the unique role of in-house counsel to guide and oversee the legal affairs of the organization and to provide strategic legal advice and counsel to senior and executive management.
Prior to joining ChildFund, Hashem served for six years as associate general counsel & special advisor/policy at CARE USA. She started her legal training as an associate attorney at the Atlanta-based law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP where her six-year practice focused on international mergers and acquisitions and legislative and public policy.
Hashem is a dual citizen of the United States and Bangladesh and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Africa. Hashem holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in mathematics and economics from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate (Honors) from the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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