August 3, 2011 15:15 Age: 3 yrs

Schnell 91L Receives National Association of Women Lawyers Award

Randi Schnell 91L was awarded the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award by the National Association of Women Lawyers at its annual meeting, held July 21 in New York City’s Waldorf=Astoria.

Schnell, partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP in Atlanta, was one of seven attorneys chosen from the organization’s national membership to receive the award, which recognizes “exceptional contributions to NAWL and the legal community at large.”

NAWL was founded in 1899 to promote the interests and progress of women lawyers and women's legal rights.

Schnell serves as co-chair of the NAWL mentorship committee, formed in response to studies that suggest mentoring relationships are a key factor of a lawyer's success. The committee's first initiative launched in 2007, and paired practicing lawyers with law students around the country.

Schnell represents plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate litigation and alternative dispute resolution in cases involving breach of contract, intellectual property, business torts, and financial institutions litigation. She is also a certified mediator. A 1988 graduate of Northwestern University, Schnell earned the Order of the Coif while at Emory and served as executive articles editor for the Emory Law Journal. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Emory Law on legal research, writing and analysis. In 2006, Schnell was recognized as a “rising star” in Georgia by SuperLawyer magazine. The peer-selected distinction recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.        

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