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Akunna E. Cook
Washington +1 202 662 5768 Download V-card

Akunna Cook joined the firm in 2016 following a successful career in the U.S. Foreign Service, where she served for almost ten years as an economic and commercial officer in China, South Africa, Iraq, and Washington, DC. Her practice focuses on corporate governance and a range of regulatory and public policy matters. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Advising large Middle East-based petrochemical company regarding its corporate governance and document management practices.

Pro Bono

  • Advising a non-profit organization on redistricting laws and procedures in various states.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Foreign Relations (Term Member) (2016-present)
  • Ms. JD (Member of the Board of Directors) (2014-2015)

Previous Experience

  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State (2004-2013)
  • Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State (2010-2011)
  • Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Africa (2009-2010)
  • Legal Fellow: Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) (2014)
  • U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award (2010)
  • U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award (several)