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Leia Clement Shermohammed
Associate
King & Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA United States, 30309
T: (404) 572-4668
F: (404) 572-5100

Professional Bio:

Leia Clement Shermohammed is an associate in the Corporate, Finance and Investments practice in King & Spalding's Atlanta office. Leia’s practice focuses on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, and other insolvency related matters.

She previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, after serving the prior year as law clerk to the Honorable C. Ray Mullins, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

Leia earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Emory University.

While in law school, Leia’s article A Study on Bankruptcy Crime Prosecution Under Title 18: Is the Process Undermining the Goals of the Bankruptcy System was selected by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal for publication and received an honorable mention for the Keith J. Shapiro Consumer Bankruptcy Writing Award.  She also served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. During the summer after her second year of law school, Leia interned with the U.S. Trustee Program of the U.S. Department of Justice in Atlanta. More recently, she served as a semester extern for the Honorable Mary Grace Diehl for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She also participated as a Pupil in the Homer W. Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy Inn of Court in 2014.

In 2015, Leia was named the American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the Eleventh Circuit and received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence. 

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