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Nancy C. Iheanacho

Nancy Iheanacho is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice group. Her global practice focuses on government investigations and enforcement actions, internal investigations, white collar defense, and congressional investigations. 

Nancy has represented foreign and domestic companies, financial institutions, and individuals across a variety of industries in a wide range of domestic and cross-border investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other federal and state regulators. She has also conducted cross-border investigations involving national security issues, including, but not limited to, violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act. 

In addition, Nancy has experience guiding clients through investigations before the U.S. Congress and parallel investigations involving both legislative and executive branch equities. She has represented large domestic and foreign companies before several congressional committees in the House and the Senate. For example, she has advised a large international energy company in investigation before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform related to Middle Eastern energy market access. She has also advised large companies on congressional investigations related to federal funding. She has also represented a senior foreign-service officer in a deposition and public testimony in the House presidential impeachment proceedings.  

Nancy has been selected to the National Black Lawyer’s 2020 Washington DC’s Top 40 Under 40.

During law school, Nancy served as a student attorney in the William & Mary Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic. In that role she drafted and submitted amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the National Governor’s Association to the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. She also prepared briefs regarding an inmate’s constitutional right to privacy in medical information for which oral argument was granted in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition, she worked as an intern in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Teresa Chafin in the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Before attending law school, Nancy worked in the education sector at D.C. Public Schools and later as an education consultant with Bellwether Education Partners.

Nancy was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2017.

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