Izukanne (Izu) Emeagwali

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Izu Emeagwali is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase in New York.

At JPMorgan, Izu counsels the various global businesses and data scientists of the Corporate and Investment Bank on their data use initiatives, including projects using big data, artificial intelligence and other emerging technology. Primarily, Izu advises on and oversees projects and negotiates agreements that involve the sharing and use of JPMorgan’s proprietary information. She opines on and helps to implement the strategy and process for sound data use and sharing practices and artificial intelligence and machine learning governance processes for the Corporate and Investment Bank. In addition, Izu’s practice touches on privacy and intellectual property. Sharing her knowledge globally, Izu recently advised the launch of on the Interbank Information Network, a blockchain-powered cross-border payment product.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, Izu was a Senior Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. There she focused on intellectual property, commercial and antitrust litigation. Izu also advised on intellectual property rights in technology focused M&A deals and drafted agreements to help clients protect their intellectual property. During her senior years, she led pro bono teams advocating for issues impacting women in Africa.

Currently, Izu serves as a Trustee for The Westover School in Middlebury, CT, an all-girls college preparatory boarding school and her alma mater. Izu is also a Junior Board Member of the Council for Economic Education based in New York.

Izu graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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