Kenechukwu O. Okocha, Esq., is a Senior Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) who has served for the past twelve years at the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia. Currently, he works as a Deputy Chief for the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence (SODV) Section, where he supervises and trains attorneys prosecuting sexual abuse and domestic violence offenses. Before becoming a supervisor, Mr. Okocha served as a Senior Sexual Offense AUSA, investigating and trying cases in both the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States District Court. He was awarded multiple Special Achievement Awards for his work.
Mr. Okocha is a founding member of the D.C. Chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association, where he has served on its executive board for two years. He also is a member of the District of Columbia’s Children’s Justice Task Force and chairs SODV’s Equitable Prosecution Working Group, which has spurred restorative justice initiatives and expansion of language access for crime victims.
Mr. Okocha received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also obtained certification in prosecution leadership from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Following law school, he worked for the Greenlining Institute, a civil rights organization advocating for historically underrepresented groups, where he currently serves on its Board of Directors. Mr. Okocha also previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Wisconsin, handling cases ranging from misdemeanor domestic violence offenses to homicides.