Nneka Egwuatu's general practice consists of representing domestic and global property insurers in coverage disputes arising out of catastrophic events.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co., Nneka was a summer associate at a national law firm. While in law school, Nneka was a finalist in the Talmadge moot court competition; a finalist in the Mercer University Legal Ethics and Professionalism moot court competition; and a regional champion, national semi-finalist, and national best advocate award winner in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

Nneka enjoys volunteering her legal services through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, focusing on landlord tenant disputes. She is also an active member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves on a committee that awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school seniors each year.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia, 2013.  Member of the moot court team and Black Law Students Association.
  • M.A., with honors, Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Mass Media/Public Relations, Clark Atlanta University, 2003

Memberships

  • Publicity committee chair, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2013-2014
  • Communications committee member, State Bar of Georgia, 2014-2016
  • Barrister, Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, 2015-2017

Publications

  • Suit Limitations Provisions: How and When an Insurer Can Raise a Successful Defence, Insurance Day, March 12, 2015

Suit limitations provisions address the period in which an action may be brought pursuant to the insurance policy, and thereby limit the insurer's exposure to liability. This article discusses applicable state law, which is perhaps the most important factor in determining the validity of a suit limitations provision.