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Natalina DePina ’16

Natalina DePina joined the Atlanta law firm McGuireWoods as an associate in February. She did so after serving as a legal fellow in the Office of the General Counsel at Converse in Boston and then as a law clerk for the Honorable Denise J. Casper, US District Court (MA). She is the founder of the poverty nonprofit Project 5K.

Natalina DePina at McGuireWoods on May 14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Early Influencers: “My mother and aunt who were deprived of a formal education in Cape Verde, and Mrs. Nancy Maguire, my fifth grade teacher in South Boston, who convinced me that even I—a poor girl from Cape Verde, Africa—can become a lawyer.” Takeaway from US District Court Clerkship: Pay close attention to details. Legal Practice: Complex commercial litigation at Atlanta’s McGuireWoods. Georgia on My Mind: Sworn into the Georgia state bar by mentor, friend, and BC Law alumnus Judge Thomas Cox ’87. Things Happen for a Reason: A wrong turn onto LA’s skid row streets inspired her to create Project 5K, making and passing out 5,000 sandwiches to skid row’s homeless in one year.