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Legal Associates Program - Class of 2008



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Sandra Adong

Sandra Adong,  national of Uganda has been assigned to LEGIA. Ms Adong obtained a Master of Law from Northwestern University School of Law in 2007. Previously she worked with Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (a subsidiary of the Standard Bank of South Africa)where she rose to the level of Legal Support(Securities) Manager in the bank's Credit Department.


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Jimena Garrote

Jimena  Garrote a national of Argentina has been assigned to LEGEN and LEGLA Practice Groups.  She holds law degrees from the University of Buenos Aires (JD equivalent), and from the University of Michigan Law School (LLM). Before joining the World Bank Jimena was a Senior Legal Officer at the Center for Legal and Social Studies in Buenos Aires and served as a teaching assistant at the Human Rights Legal Clinic of the University of Buenos Aires Law School. Jimena is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association.  She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.


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Ali-Zahid Rahim

Ali Zahid Rahim, a Pakistani national, is assigned to the LEGPS Practice Group. Ali received an LL.M. degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in May 2008. His basic law degree (LL.B.) is from Pakistan College of Law, Lahore and he also has a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Ali was formerly an associate advocate for four years at the Lahore-based law firm of Minto & Mirza where he was responsible for a wide variety of corporate transactional work and civil litigation. He is a member of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, the Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore Bar Association.


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Julius Thaler

Julius Thaler, a German national, is assigned to the Front Office and LEGOP Practice Group. He obtained his German law degree from Hamburg University and also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs (MIA) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with a specialization in economic and political development.  He also studied law in Heidelberg (Germany) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).  He is a member of the Hamburg Bar Association. Prior to joining the Legal Associates Program, he worked on law reform and human rights issues in Latin America and Africa and for the United Nations World Food Programme on questions of food security.  At the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York he designed and implemented legal strategies to combat corruption in natural resource rich environments. Most recently, at the New York law firm Radon & Ishizumi he continued working on corruption and was involved in a major natural gas pipeline project.


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Wen-Jun Tan

Wen-Jun is a national from Singapore and has been assigned to the LEGES Practice Group.  She received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and her Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago in June 2008.  Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for three years as a legal associate in Singapore at Shook Lin & Bok LLP (in a joint law venture with Allen & Overy LLP) in the Corporate and Corporate Finance Practice.  Wen-Jun is admitted to the Singapore Bar and the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.


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Yuan Tao

Yuan Tao, a Chinese national, has been assigned to LEGEN. Yuan obtained his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 2008.  Previously, he graduated with an LL.B. and an LL.M. from Tsinghua University, China, and an LL.M. from University College London, England.  Prior to joining the World Bank, Yuan worked for Allen & Overy LLP in Beijing, China and London, England, where he advised on various environmental law issues, with a significant emphasis on climate change and renewable energy. His experience also includes advising on legal aspects in relation to foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions as well as antitrust reviews for offshore and onshore mergers.  Yuan is fluent in English and Mandarin.


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Wandipa Pearl Tshambani

Wandipa Tshambani is a Botswana national. She received her LL.B from the University of Botswana in 2003 and LL.M from Yale Law School in 2006. Wandipa worked as an Associate in a general law firm and also as an associate in a commercial department doing general corporate law. Her last job before joining the Bank was as a Legal and Compliance Manager in Kingdom Bank Africa Limited an offshore investment bank in Botswana. Wandipa is fluent in English, Ikalanga and Setswana and is admitted to practice law in Botswana.



Last updated: 2008-10-02