Kenechukwu Okocha
Pronouns
He/Him
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Deputy Chief (Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney), US Department of Justice
Kenechukwu (“Kene”) Okocha received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2007. Following law school, Kene worked as a fellow for the non-profit civil rights organization the Greenlining Institute in Berkeley, CA. After his fellowship, Kene worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Wisconsin. Kene joined the United State's Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia (USAO-DC) in 2011 and has served primarily in the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence (SODV) Section as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). In March 2019 he became a Supervisory AUSA, working as a Deputy Chief also in the SODV section. Kene serves on the executive board of the DC Chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association, and is a board member of the Non-Resident Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is additionally a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. In his free time Kene enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, reading, or planning out the best reforms to the criminal justice system.