Federal court litigator and Botkin Chiarello Calaf partner Leah Bhimani Buratti has joined the board of the Federal Bar Association’s Austin chapter as treasurer.
The Federal Bar Association, which celebrated its centennial in 2020, promotes the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors. Founded in 1985, the association’s Austin chapter supports the counties in the Austin Division of the Western District.
Leah is an experienced and pragmatic litigator whose strategies have helped her clients prevail on dispositive motions, negotiate favorable settlements, and win hundred-million-dollar jury verdicts. Representing clients in a variety of sectors, Leah has litigated in federal district courts and state courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission.
Additionally, Leah is committed to serving asylum seekers through her pro bono legal services, as well as through serving on the board of directors of American Gateways, which awarded her its Access to Justice Award in 2012. In 2022, the Austin Bar Foundation recognized Leah with the David H. Walter Community Excellence Award for her commitment to pro bono work.