NNEDIMA IFUDU NWEKE
Nnedi Ifudu is a senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP where she is a member of the international trade practice. She works with U.S. and non-U.S. companies, organizations and individuals to provide assistance with various aspects of U.S. and international trade controls and regulatory compliance that affect international trade and business, including U.S. export controls, U.S. and international economic sanctions and trade embargoes, U.S. anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.
Ms. Ifudu represents clients in international trade matters before many U.S. government departments and agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Justice, State and the Treasury. Specifically, Ms. Ifudu has helped clients in various industries to manage effectively due diligence investigations in connection with investment fund formation, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. In addition, Ms. Ifudu advises clients on how to respond to U.S. government enforcement investigations, develop and implement compliance policies and procedures, prepare voluntary self-disclosures and conduct internal reviews, audits and investigations. Ms. Ifudu’s practice involves drafting license applications, commodity classification requests, commodity jurisdiction requests, advisory opinion requests and other submissions to relevant U.S. government agencies. Ms. Ifudu also develops and delivers training presentations on various international trade control topics.
Ms. Ifudu is currently a member of the firm’s diversity committee. She earned her J.D. in 2003 from Harvard Law School, where she was a line editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. She is also a member of the American Bar Association.