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Meet Chanel T. Rowe: 2023 Black Achievers Awards Honoree Presented By Jack Daniel’s

Get to know Chanel T. Rowe and why she’s one of the ten South Florida-based changemakers awarded the inaugural 2023 Black Achievers Award for their outstanding work in their respective fields. The award was created to recognize and celebrate South Florida Black Professionals that are changemakers and trailblazers.

Jack Daniel’s has placed their might behind the inaugural award to bring the inaugural ceremony to life. The brand is committed to highlighting and celebrating Black professionals and entrepreneurs in the South Florida market and is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Black Achievers Awards.

Who is Chanel T. Rowe?

Chanel T. Rowe, Esq., is Founder and Managing Partner at Uriel Law where she represents corporate clients in the areas of securities regulation, bankruptcy, and business law. Prior to founding Uriel Law, Ms. Rowe served as General Counsel and Partner at a leading global FinTech broker-dealer facilitating the sale of over $1 Billion in securities across various alternative asset classes. Before going in-house, Ms. Rowe served as Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where she led investigations, negotiated settlements, and litigated actions involving complex fraud, Ponzi schemes, and other federal securities violations. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Rowe was a Judicial Law Clerk to Senior Federal Judge Donald L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before joining the federal government, Ms. Rowe practiced law at two AmLaw 100 firms, Akerman LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P, where she defended Fortune 100 companies in complex business and medical product liability actions.

Ms. Rowe graduated as the Valedictorian of her College of Law class at Florida International University (FIU) in 2014. In 2021, she became the first Black woman appointed to the FIU Board of Trustees and the youngest trustee in the history of the State University System of Florida to be confirmed by the Florida Senate. She is also a Founding Member of the FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy’s inaugural Women in Philanthropy Council.  Before she was elevated to the Board of Trustees, Ms. Rowe held the roles of Vice President, Parliamentarian, Director, and Committee Chair on the FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors where she founded the Board’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Ms. Rowe has served on several Florida Bar committees, including the Standing Committee on Student Education and Admission to the Bar, the Grievance Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a past chair of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Mentoring Committee and previously served as a grader and writer for the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Ms. Rowe is also a graduate of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Ms. Rowe’s achievements have been recognized nationally by reputable organizations, including the Miami-Dade Bar Association, Super Lawyers Magazine, The American Lawyer, and the National Black Lawyers.


To learn more about each of this year’s honorees read Hy-Lo News’ coverage of the Black Achievers Awards.


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