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.

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General Politics

Unpacking the surprising US midterm elections

General Politics

Joe Biden's Democratic Party overperformed expectations in the United States midterm elections, surprising Washington and European observers and plunging Donald Trump and the Republican Party into newfound turmoil. While Democrats are expected to narrowly lose the House, it was the most robust midterm performance for a Democratic incumbent in forty years. The weakened…

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