Senior Associate

Ugonma is a Senior Associate in the TMT practice at Global Counsel, working in Washington, DC. Prior to joining GC, Ugonma was a researcher at the Center for Global Development (CGD) where she executed projects on technology policy issues including, but not limited to, data protection and privacy, cross-border data flows, and digital trade. Before joining CGD, she worked as a policy researcher with UN Women, identifying ways the UK can harness digital technology to achieve gender equality. She has also conducted pro bono research for the Commonwealth Secretariat on digital transformation solutions for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

At Global Counsel, she works with a range of tech clients and investors, helping them navigate pressing US tech policy issues including, but not limited to, data protection and privacy, AI, cybersecurity, and supply chain resilience.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Providing corporate clients with policy monitoring and analyses of the US tech policy landscape. 
  • Supporting investor clients in political and regulatory due diligence work on targets in the US, including in the tech sector.
  • Mapping out the relevant US stakeholders across government, think tanks, and academia for a client addressing global industrial challenges.

Latest Insights by Ugonma Nwankwo

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Tech regulation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling: What can we expect?


The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may discourage federal agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from aggressively pushing for innovative policies and regulations to tackle politically charged problems that impact the nation. By deciding that the EPA’s attempts…

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Top in Tech: The CHIPS Act and the UK leadership race


On this episode of Top in Tech, we are crossing the Atlantic to explore recent policy developments in the US and UK. First, Senior Practice Director Conan D'Arcy speaks to Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo about the CHIPS Act, America's long-delayed semiconductor production bill, and the narrowing political window to pass it. Then, we are joined by Associate Josh Bates…

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