Cynthia Okechukwu

Cynthia Okechukwu

Cynthia Okechukwu is an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel of the University of Chicago. She advises the university and its affiliates on tax, corporate, and transactional matters. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Cynthia was a Tax associate in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, where she represented clients in a variety of domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formations and operations, securities offerings, and securitizations. Cynthia is active as a volunteer in the Chicago community, including serving as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and as the President of the Yale Club of Chicago, a nonprofit, regional alumni association for Yale graduates, students, and their parents in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Cynthia graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. During law school, she was Vice President of the Black Law Students Association and Co-President of the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale, a student-run nonprofit organization. Cynthia also received her B.A. in history from Yale University, with distinction in the major. Cynthia was a legal intern at FairVote in 2011.

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