CHIEF EMEKA OKPOKO, SAN is the principal/Managing Partner at Straddle Partners. He obtained his LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, in 1988. He has over 30 years of experience in Litigation and Arbitration.
He has handled several high profile cases including election petitions up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has helped to place several companies on proper legal footing as company secretary and legal adviser.
He also handled and negotiated commercial contracts worth millions of Naira. He later bagged a Masters of Law Degree (LL.M) with a speciality in comparative Company Law and Secured Credit transactions from the University of Lagos in 2002.
He is a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in 2017 was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was a member of the Governing Council Office of the Public Defender Anambra state. He was also a member of the Governing Council, Citizen Rights Directorate Anambra state. He was a member of the Judicial Service Commission Anambra State. He was the Chairman of the Committee of the Panel in charge of the disciplining of Learned Magistrates and Judiciary Workers Anambra State. He runs the legal logistics and stands as the Chief Operating Officer of the firm. He also sees to the day to day compliance with all legal standard required by the legal institutions within Nigeria and abroad for all needs.
Finally, he makes presentations on all cases related to the firm’s chosen line of practice. These functions revolve around litigation, election petition, oil and gas services, real estates, corporate services and maritime.