Born: Oct. 16, 1974
Firm/Company: Gibbons P.C., Newark
Law School: Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D., 2006
College: American Univ., B.S., 1995; Polytechnic Univ., M.S., 1999
Clerkships: Hon. Stuart Rabner, C.J.S.C., 2009
Career: Current firm, associate, 2006–09, 2010–present; Metcalf & Eddy, New York, environmental engineer, 1999-2006
Profile: Okoye works with the real property & environmental department and the business & commercial litigation department, where she concentrates on environmental, commercial, construction, and intellectual property litigation. From 2009 to 2013, Okoye worked on the case New Jersey Meadowlands Commission v. Keegan, in which Gibbons obtained a ruling in their client’s favor. At Gibbons, Okoye is a co-chair of the associates’ committee, which is the administrative body composed of attorneys selected from each department to represent their peers. Okoye is also a member of the Gibbons Diversity Initiative and the Gibbons Women’s Initiative. Outside of Gibbons, Okoye is very involved with her community. She chairs the Board of Directors of African Services Committee, a New York City-based organization that provides health, housing, legal, and social services to immigrants and refugees. She is also on the board of directors of the Women of Color in the Law Collective. She is a Life Member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and was president of the Staten Island Alumnae chapter from 2007 to 2011, and is currently the co-chair of the Eastern Region Grant, Sponsorship and Partnership Committee. Her pro-bono work includes the Newark Reentry Legal Services, which helps ex-offenders expunge prior criminal records as a means of promoting successful community reintegration; a number of immigration cases for Human Rights First; and Superstorm Sandy Relief, for which she helped a client in a settlement of a land lease agreement.