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Bone McAllester Norton Adds Attorney and Former Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs and Former White House Fellow

NASHVILLE - Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today that Samar S. Ali has joined the firm. An international lawyer and former White House Fellow, Ms. Ali also served as Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s administration.

At Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development, Ms. Ali created a five-year international strategic plan for job growth among small- and medium-size enterprises and opened and managed investment recruitment and export development offices in key locations around the world. At Bone McAllester Norton, she will focus on International, Corporate, and Administrative Law. She also will focus on conflict resolution and mediation work, remaining active in private diplomacy.

“We are delighted to welcome Samar Ali to our firm,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton.

“She is an amazing attorney with tremendous energy and passion for strengthening our communities and helping people,” Mr. Bone said. “Throughout her career, she has been focused solely on making a positive difference. Our clients will be the beneficiaries of her commitment and extraordinary global experience.”

Ms. Ali said today she is eager to join Bone McAllester Norton.

“I feel honored to join Bone McAllester Norton and be a part of the firm’s rich history of meaningful contribution to the Middle Tennessee community,” she said. “Nashville is increasingly becoming an international city, and I look forward to contributing to this development in any way that I can in my new role with the firm.”

Chosen as a White House Fellow in 2010, Ms. Ali worked on foreign and domestic policy issues relating to national security. She served as an advisor on the senior staff of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, stationed in both Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar. Ms. Ali was also an associate attorney focused on corporate law with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, where she worked in the firm’s head office in Washington DC and also in the United Arab Emirates, where she established that firm’s office in Abu Dhabi.

Ms. Ali is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A.’03), where she served as Student Body President, and of Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.’06). She serves as a member of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Board, Vanderbilt University Law School Board of Trust, International Business Council of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Justice Center Board of Directors, and the Junior Board of Women in Numbers. She is also an Adjunct Professor with Vanderbilt University, where she teaches courses in international relations.


About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters.   Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300.
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