Board of Directors

Courage Otaigbe, Chair
Courage Otaigbe is an attorney at IBM Corporation in New York City. Previously, she was an associate at the New York City office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctorate and holds a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University. Ms. Otaigbe has served as treasurer (2009), chair of the Scholarship Committee (2010), chair of the Website Committee (2011) and webmaster (2012) for the Nigerian Lawyers Association. She is admitted to the New York Bar. 

Ifeoma Anekwe
Ifeoma Anekwe is the Director of Legal Process Management for Strategic Legal Solutions, a legal staffing agency in New York. Prior to this she was in private practice in New York for over 10 years. Ms. Anekwe is a graduate of the University of Benin, Nigeria (LLB) and the London School of Economics (LLM). She is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Chinyely Udoh
Chinyelu Udoh, admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001, is a Senior Court Attorney for the Honorable Carol Ruth Feinman of Kings County. She served as NLA’s immediate past Vice President (2012) and currently sits on the Legal Clinic & CLE committee in addition to serving as a Board of Director.

Chisom Ananaba
Chisom Ananaba was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2010. Ms. Ananaba is currently completing her first term as a Board Director, serving since 2012. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law.

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