Overview

Ms. Okoye an associate in the firm’s Real Property & Environmental and Business & Commercial Litigation Departments, and a former environmental engineer maintains a complex commercial litigation practice with a concentration in all aspects of environmental law.

Ms. Okoye has represented clients in environmental actions under both federal and state law. She also has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in complex commercial and intellectual property matters, applying her technical background in litigations involving construction, antitrust, and misappropriation disputes.

In 2010, Ms. Okoye rejoined the firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She is a Co-Chair of the firm's Associates Committee.

Prior to practicing law at Gibbons, Ms. Okoye was an environmental engineer for Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. (AECOM) and was involved in the design and construction management of upgrades to water and wastewater treatment facilities servicing the City of New York.

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)
    • Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Senior Submissions Editor, 2005-2006
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University (M.S.)
  • American University (B.S.)

Professional Activities

Leadership New Jersey Fellow, Class of 2011

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Civic / Charitable Activities

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a Public Service Sorority
Life Member
President, Staten Island Alumnae Chapter, 2007-2011

African Services Committee, Inc., New York, NY
Board of Directors
Chair, 2012-present 
Member, 2009-2012 

Leadership through Sports, Inc., Staten Island, NY
Board of Directors, 2011-present

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Attorney-at-Law, Republic of Liberia

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court

Publications & Features

HONORS & AWARDS

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Environmental Litigation; Business Litigation

Listed among New Jersey Law Journal's 2014 "New Leaders of the Bar"

Named to Profiles in Diversity Law Journal's "Women Worth Watching" list, September/October 2013

Lawyers of Color Eastern Region "Hot List," 2013

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