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Uneku is highly proficient in partnering with clients to facilitate successful negotiations and outcomes for complex legal issues. He is experienced in transaction management and leading large, cross-functional deal teams, and he has a proven history overseeing deals within various sectors, including FinTech, banking, consumer goods, and energy.

Licensed to practice in Illinois, New York, and Nigeria, Uneku is a multijurisdictional lawyer experienced in handling cross-border and international transactions.

Prior to joining Calfee in 2023, Uneku served in various in-house and law firm capacities in New York and Lagos, Nigeria where he represented domestic and international companies across various industries in mergers and acquisitions, divestments, venture financings, equity and debt investments, rights issues, commercial paper and bond issuances, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters.

Honors & Recognitions

Rising Star for Commercial, Corporate and M&A lawyers, Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Rankings, 2019


Nigerian Bar Qualifying Certificate, Second Class Upper Honors, Nigerian Law School (Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria), 2016

J.D., Cornell Law School, 2006

B.A., Economics (with Honors) and International Relations, Michigan State University, 2002

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

Chicago Bar Association, member

New York State Bar Association, member

Nigerian Bar Association, member

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Licensed In

  • Illinois, New York, Nigeria
  • *Admitted in Illinois, New York, and Nigeria. Admitted in Ohio for Practice Pending Admission. 
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