AREA OF PRACTICE
Uchechi Egeonuigwe is an Associate in the Firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Uchechi represents creditor groups, investors, equity holders, and individual borrowers in all aspects of restructuring stressed and distressed companies.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Uchechi served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the District of Utah and as a Judicial Extern in the Central District of California.
Uchechi has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as "Ones to Watch" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2021. In 2021, Uchechi was named to the Lawyers of Color "Hot List 2020," which honors the nation’s rising stars excelling in the legal industry.
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges selected Uchechi as a 2018 Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Fellow, which recognizes attorneys for their legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law and commitment to principles of civility, ethics, and professionalism. Uchechi was also selected as a 2019 Fellow for the New York City Bar Association's Associate Leadership Institute, an award-winning initiative geared toward assisting the advancement of diverse senior associates at major law firms.
Uchechi maintains an active pro bono practice through her work with Lawyers Alliance and New York Legal Assistance Group. She also serves as a mentor to high school students in her community and is a member of the Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish) junior advisory board. Uchechi was honored by the Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, with the William J. Lasarow Award. The award, named for Honorable William J. Lasarow (retired), recognizes the outstanding contributions of attorneys who volunteer pro bono services to provide access to justice for individuals and families.
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