Arinze Onugha Named to the National Bar Association’s Top “40 Under 40"

Press Release
June 24, 2021

New York, NY - Sullivan is pleased to announce that Arinze Onugha has been selected to the 2021-2022 Class of the National Bar Association's Top 40 Under 40 - Nation’s Best Advocates. This honor recognizes the nation’s top lawyers under 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement. The 2021-2022 Class represents a cross-section of legal professionals, including lawyers from big, medium and small firms, solo and industry practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young- elected officials, and various other lawyers, all of whom are using their degrees in innovative and community-impacting ways.

"This recognition is beyond humbling,” says Arinze. "Members of the National Bar Association consist of some of the most prominent professional leaders in the legal community. Being selected as its Top 40 Under 40 - Nation’s Best Advocates is an incredible confirmation that my efforts to not only protect my clients’ interests, but to also positively impact the greater community, have been effective."

As a corporate partner in Sullivan's New York office, Arinze focuses his practice on forming and advising private investment funds. He also represents regulated fund of funds, family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their primary and secondary investments in domestic and offshore buyout, real estate, venture capital, structured equity and other private investment funds. Arinze has been recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation as one of its "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni, and, through charitable organizations, assists students from underrepresented communities in learning business law concepts. Arinze received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he is a member of the Board of Directors of the law school's Alumni Association.

Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.

Arinze will be honored at the National Bar Association's 40 Under 40 Awards virtual gala on July 24, 2021.

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