Chimso Okoji is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. He focuses his practice on complex litigation at the trial, appellate, and administrative levels. In addition, Chimso has particular experience counseling clients on internal and government investigations in a wide range of subject matters, including the False Claims Act and Federal securities laws. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in the District of Columbia courts in criminal and landlord-tenant matters, in addition to victims of domestic violence.
During law school, Chimso worked as a student attorney in the D.C. Law Students in Court civil litigation clinic, and as a law clerk for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In addition, Chimso served as an articles editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and as an executive board member of the Black Law Students Association.
Prior to law school, Chimso worked as a senior legislative assistant in the United States House of Representatives for a New York member of Congress.
- Representing an executive in litigation against the SEC regarding allegations of insider trading.
- Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a False Claims Act case, which raises novel First Amendment issues in a case involving claims of off-label promotion.
- Representing several mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a multi-jurisdictional investigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Representing an advocacy organization as amicus curiae in a case on petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the False Claims Act.
- JD, cum laude, The George Washington University Law School, 2017; Articles Editor, The Federal Circuit Bar Journal
- BA (Political Science), Brown University, 2011