Former Federal Public Defender Jackson-Akiwumi Joins Zuckerman Spaeder

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that Candace Jackson-Akiwumi has joined its Washington, D.C. office as partner. For 15 years, Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi has practiced law in the public and private sectors, most recently serving as a federal public defender with the Federal Defender Program, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.

During her ten years as a federal public defender, Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi represented more than 400 clients accused of federal crimes, tried multiple federal jury trials, and argued a half dozen cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Jackson-Akiwumi served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roger Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable David Coar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Senior Editor and served on the Admissions Committee of the Yale Law Journal and served on the Executive Board for Yale Law Women. She received her Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, from Princeton University.


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