Onome Adejemilua is a partner in the Corporate, Securities & Business Transactions Group. Her practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint venture arrangements and general corporate matters. She regularly represents public and private companies, financial institutions, and private equity and venture capital investors. Onome was named a fellow of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy in 2016 and has been recognized in the list of The National Black Lawyers Top 100 since 2015.
Onome is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, and has been actively involved as a member of the Advisory Board of NJ LEEP, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on empowering high school students from underserved communities through law-related and other educational programs. She is enthusiastically involved in pro bono work and has demonstrated a commitment to public service by providing legal services to asylum applicants, including before the Newark Immigration Court, and to community reintegration programs, enabling individuals with criminal backgrounds to achieve successful community reintegration.
Onome graduated with an economics degree from the University of Virginia. She received her law degree from Emory University School of Law where she was a Ben F. Johnson Scholar and served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Emory International Law Review. While in law school, Onome was a judicial intern for the Hon. Novalyn L. Winfield of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and held internships at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the enforcement division of the New York Stock Exchange (now FINRA).