Bahati Mutisya is an associate in Parker Poe's Government & Public Policy Practice Group. She has a diverse practice that includes representing private businesses and local governments in regulatory matters and civil litigation. In her land use practice, she assists municipalities with land use regulation, advises real estate developers on compliance with local zoning laws, and defends developers in real property litigation matters.
Bahati also has a growing health care practice where she represents health care providers in legal proceedings and helps them navigate complex legal and regulatory requirements.
Before joining Parker Poe, she clerked for the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, who is currently the chief judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Bahati is a previous summer associate at Parker Poe. She also served as a summer law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review and as a summer law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation.
Bahati earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, president of the Immigration Law Society, and secretary and mock trial team member for the Black Law Students Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration with honors from Carnegie Mellon University.
Before attending law school, she taught calculus supplemental instruction sessions for freshman calculus students at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha, Qatar.
Bahati is a member of Parker Poe’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.