Josephine M. Bahn
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Although Josephine M. Bahn was admitted to the bar only two years ago, she has already made an impact in the legal field and in the community. While serving as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky, she fixed a backlog of civil opinions, which ultimately led to a jumpstart in the resentencing of previously convicted juvenile offenders — many of whom were able to be released as a result of Bahn’s work.
Today, she serves as an honors attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a highly competitive position that is awarded to two attorneys among hundreds of applicants. In her role, she has proven to be eager, thorough, professional and amiable.
“She was given the opportunity to assist in a complex litigation matter, in important agency rulemakings, and in processing deposit insurance applications submitted to the FDIC from new banks, mergers and changes in control of existing banks. The position requires flexibility and the ability to integrate into different work environments every three months. Jo simply performed beautifully in each rotation,” Archie Ann Taylor, Bahn’s direct supervisor at the FDIC, said.
Bahn sits on the Young Professionals Board of Back on My Feet, is the fundraising vice president for the Junior League of Baltimore and is a member of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Bahn manages the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division No Limits nationwide campaign, which helps to develop a national dialogue about issues faced by women attorneys.
Through the social justice and awareness campaigns that I have worked on, I have worked towards improving the profession I have wanted to be a part of since I was in first grade.”