Pamela Usukumah has built a long successful career in numerous fields including business management, pro bono, and cheerleading. She currently works as an Associate with Covington & Burling LLP.
Throughout her education and professional career, Pamela Usukumah has always been a hardworking and dedicated individual. She has been actively involved in numerous activities and organizations and has held many significant leadership roles.
With Covington & Burling LLP, Pamela has provided strategic advice to international companies based primarily in Europe and the United States. Her work covers a broad range of complex cross-border corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private equity, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, venture capital and growth financings, and corporate governance.
Pamela Usukumah began her educational endeavors at SUNY Stony Brook University in 2006 where she studied Sociology, Business Management and Japanese Studies. During her time at Stony Brook, Pamela Usukumah earned many honorable memberships and recognitions to include:
- Stony Brook Honor Roll Leadership Award
- Stony Brook Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
- Golden Key International Honor Society
- National Society for Collegiate Scholars
- Phi Beta Kappa
In 2009, Pamela Usukumah graduated with honors earning Summa Cum Laude distinction with her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Upon earning her B.A., Pamela Usukumah took her studies abroad, attending Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Here, Pamela Usukumah studied International Business and Trade while also improving her working proficiency of the Japanese language.
The following year in 2013, Pamela Usukumah earned her J.D. at Harvard University.
Even before earning her degrees and completing her education, Pamela Usukumah was gaining professional experience as a research assistant under numerous circumstances. At Stony Brook University she worked as a research assistant under Professor Mary Diaz, focusing her research on Japanese corporate governance. She also spent a few months working as a personal and research assistant for Hon. Egopija with the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York. In 2011, Pamela Usukumah stood as a Policy Intern in the Massachusetts State Senate for Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, researching a variety of major political topics. While studying at Harvard, Pamela Usukumah also stood as a research assistant for both Professor Charles Ogletree and Professor Randall Kennedy.
Since then, Pamela Usukumah has gone on to complete a great deal of pro bono work as an Advisory Council Member of InnerCity Weightlifting. She has also worked as an Associate with Weil Gotshal & Manges for over three years. In her spare time, Pamela Usukumah also enjoys working and volunteering as a cheerleading and gymnastics coach.