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Learn more about AMI through the expertise, experience and outside interests of our employees.

Kevwe Odima

Kevwe Odima is a Compliance & Monitoring Associate who joined AMI in March, 2019.

Kevwe received his LL.B. from Delta State University, Nigeria in 2013 and LL.M. from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 2019.

In which of AMI's service areas have you worked? What are some of your most interesting cases?

With AMI, I have worked in healthcare, corporate services, suspension & debarment, and antitrust. My current project involves a company which has been debarred by the World Bank Group from participating in any World Bank financed projects for a minimum period of 4 years. The condition for release from debarment is for the company to develop and implement an integrity compliance program acceptable to the World Bank Group. I am leading the development of an effective and adequate compliance program for the company. On the antitrust front, I am part of AMI’s team in the Liberty Latin America antitrust matter involving the US Department of Justice. I was also part of AMI’s team of monitors appointed by the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General to monitor the compliance of the approval with conditions granted by the Rhode Island Attorney General with respect to the acquisition of two major Rhode Island hospital systems.

What aspect(s) of AMI's work are you personally most passionate about, and why?

I am passionate about the services AMI offers, particularly proactive assessments of compliance programs and independent monitoring, as it affords me the opportunity to provide services to businesses that are in distress, and to regulators who are finding it difficult to perform their regulatory functions.

In what ways does your personal expertise complement our services?

Prior to Joining AMI, I practiced as an attorney in my home country, Nigeria. During that time, I worked with clients who were under criminal investigation by anti-corruption agencies, and I also interfaced with several government agencies and departments. My courtroom experience, drafting of legal documents, research, and client interviews are skills which have come in handy in carrying out my role at AMI.

I am passionate about . . . the opportunity to provide services to businesses that are in distress, and to regulators who are finding it difficult to perform their regulatory functions.

Based on your experiences, what would you like prospective clients to know about AMI?

AMI’s leadership team is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace. When I first joined AMI, I was the only Black employee. Management was always very vocal about their diversity and inclusion goals, and I have witnessed growth in this area through our intentional hiring practices that have increased diversity and inclusion of employees from various backgrounds.

What interests do you have outside of work?

I enjoy traveling to new places. I look forward to trying out fishing this summer.

Kevwe enjoying the beach with his wife, Tiye, in Santa Monica, CA.