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.
Uchechi is a client-focused lawyer who meets the demanding challenges posed by extremely complex and difficult legal issues with thoughtful analysis and judgment. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Uchechi served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable William T. Thurman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah and the judicial extern to the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Uchechi has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as a "Ones to Watch" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2021; named to the Lawyers of Color 2020 Hot List, which honors the nation’s rising stars excelling in the legal industry; and is the recipient of the 2021 “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” Award from the American Bar Association.
In 2021, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) named Uchechi as one of just 40 participants in the NCBJ’s 2021 Next Generation Program and in 2018 the NCBJ selected Uchechi as a Judge Blackshear Presidential Fellow. 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 was honored by The Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, with the William J. Lasarow Award. The award, named for Judge William J. Lasarow (retired), recognizes the outstanding contributions of attorneys who volunteer pro bono services to provide access to justice for individuals and families. Uchechi is the 2021 recipient of Brown Rudnick’s Elizabeth A. Ritvo Award for her sustained commitment and exceptional contributions in furtherance of equity, inclusion, and diversity at Brown Rudnick and beyond. She also serves as a mentor with the American Bar Association’s Judicial Internship Opportunity Program and is a member of the Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish) junior advisory board.
Uchechi serves on the board of The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation, which provides educational resources to underserved communities in New York. She is also an active participant in Brown Rudnick’s recruitment and mentorship initiatives and serves on the Firm’s Associate Liaison Committee.
Prior to practicing law, Uchechi was a highly decorated 400-meter hurdler at her alma mater UC Riverside, where she currently holds multiple school record, and a professional track and field athlete.
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