Executive Officers

Nexus U. Sea, President (president@nigerianlawyers.org)

Nexus-Bio-ImageNexus is a Senior Associate at BakerHostetler and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, product liability, and tort litigation. Nexus is part of a team of BakerHostetler attorneys who serve as litigation counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the global liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), one of the largest financial frauds in history. Nexus joined BakerHostetler in 2013 and assists in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in assets for BLMIS customers who lost principal investments in the Ponzi scheme. Before joining BakerHostetler, Nexus was an associate at Day Pitney LLP for six years, and focused primarily on complex commercial litigation and product liability law, with a focus on pharmaceutical defense and asbestos matters.

While in law school, Nexus served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Race & The Law Review and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges and Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Nexus is very active in the community and is a member of various bar associations, including the Garden State Bar Association and Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. Nexus is also a member of BakerHostetler – New York’s Diversity Committee.

Link to Firm Bio: http://www.bakerlaw.com/NexusUSea

 

Lydia C. Hills, Vice President (vicepresident@nigerianlawyers.org)

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Lydia Obasi Hills, Esq.

Lydia Obasi-Hills is a Transactional Attorney for the Queens Borough Public Library, Office of the General Counsel.  Her work is primarily centered around drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts and agreements.  Ms. Obasi-Hills is also the owner of The Hills Firm, a general practice law firm located in the heart of Manhattan.  The practice areas of her firm include Immigration, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Small business Services and Entertainment Law.

While in law school, Ms. Obasi-Hills wore several hats, as she served as a member of the Fordham University Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.  She also served as a mentor in the Law School’s Minority Mentorship Program and volunteered as a student lawyer for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Committee, assisting victims of domestic violence with obtaining a divorce and immigration protection.  In addition, she served as a member of Universal Jurisdiction, during which time she volunteered to provide human rights training and advocacy to law enforcement personnel and prisoners in Jamaica.

Lydia Obasi-Hills is also known to be both a philanthropist and an entrepreneur.  Lending her hands to several international and local causes, she is the proud owner of Pure Breed Ink, a Nigerian-inspired apparel company centered on encouraging national pride amongst Nigerians throughout the diaspora, and Chief Executive Officer of Kemara Entertainment, Inc., a music company providing an array of services and representation for Nigerian artists, musicians, disc jockeys and home grown talent from Crown Heights to Lagos.  In addition to her membership in the Nigerian Lawyers Association, she is also a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association and BWEL (Black Women in Entertainment Law).

 

Conway Ekpo, Treasurer (treasurer@nigerianlawyers.org)
Conway Ekpo is an associate in Hogan Lovells’ New York office. Conway’s practice focuses on complex commercial, financial services and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis in the areas of lender liability and patents. He has represented and advised a wide range of business entities and financial institutions throughout all stages of litigation before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Conway has extensive experience litigating breach of contract actions and business torts including lender liability actions brought against commercial banks pursuant to New York’s Deceptive Practices Act. He also has experience litigating patent infringement actions in matters ranging from computer hardware and software to pharmaceutical drugs.

While attending law school, Conway served as Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. He was also a teaching assistant for the Rutgers Minority Student Program in the courses of torts, civil procedure and constitutional law and was elected to the Regional and National Executive Boards of the National Black Law Students Assocation. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers School of Law – Newark where he teaches a course to graduating law students on test taking strategies for the New York and New Jersey bar exams.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Conway served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable James C. Francis, IV in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Conway began his legal career as an associate in the New York office of Heller Ehrman LLP where he concentrated on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Subsequently, he continued to practice as an associate in the New York and New Jersey offices of Riker Danzig LLP where his practice focused on complex commercial and financial services litigation.

 

Stephanie Ijoma, Secretary (secretary@nigerianlawyers.org)

Stephanie Ijoma
Stephanie Ijoma

 

Eunice Adeleke, Public Relations Officer (publicrelations@nigerianlawyers.org)

Eunice Adeleke
Eunice Adeleke

 

Ifiok Nwa, Parliamentarian (parliamentaria@nigerianlawyers.org)

Ifiok Nwa
Ifiok Nwa
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