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Kelechi E. Okengwu

Associate | New York
T (212) 506-3324
F (212) 500-3443
Kelechi E. Okengwu’s practice focuses on commercial, civil, and complex financial products litigation.  Kelechi works on cases representing hedge funds, and large corporations in federal and state courts on a variety of matters, including tort, breach of contract, and securities.

Kelechi also devotes her time to pro bono matters.  She works with victims of domestic violence and represents individuals seeking asylum status in the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Kelechi was an intern to the Honorable Carol E. Jackson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; the Honorable Stephen C. Williams, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Notable Representations

  • Harbinger Capital Partners, a prominent hedge fund and majority shareholder of LightSquared, Inc., in connection with litigations against LightSquared’s largest creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In one of these adversary proceedings, the bankruptcy court held – after a trial on the merits – that the creditor breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and the creditor’s misconduct warranted equitable subordination of its interest.
  • A major real estate developer in a land title dispute.

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