Nneka Ukpai

Paul Hastings (Washington)

Nneka Ukpai is an associate in the Complex Litigation and Trial Practice Group of Paul Hastings. Ms. Ukpai represents multinational corporations in investigations and enforcement matters, and the related dispute resolution, concerning allegations of complex financial fraud, sanctions violations, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also advises clients on economic competition issues in connection with compliance matters, potential joint ventures, and civil litigation. Ms. Ukpai has a broad range of experience representing clients’ interests in commercial disputes before federal agencies, Congress, and in both federal and state courts. Ms. Ukpai is a recognized leader in the legal community. She received the 2017 Advocacy and Leadership Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association and was also a central member of the team honored with the NCLEJ’s 2016 Pro Bono Leadership Award for her representation of two non-profit organizations in complex civil litigation. Ms. Ukpai received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she currently serves on the distinguished faculty of Harvard’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and where she was honored as the 2011 CLEA Outstanding Student in recognition of her trial practice successes and contributions to the clinical community. While in school, Ms. Ukpai won three not-guilty verdicts in a full jury trial before the Honorable Shannon Frison in Roxbury District Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts. In addition, she appeared before federal judges as a student attorney in trial advocacy competitions and was a three-time National Trial Advocacy Champion and a three-time Regional Trial Advocacy Champion. Ms. Ukpai is admitted to practice law in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.


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