- Policy and Advocacy
Daniel Okonkwo, DC Lawyers 4 Youth
R. Daniel Okonkwo is a Senior Analyst in the Regulatory Practice Group at the EOP Group, Inc., a Washington, D.C. business and political consulting firm, where he represents green technology producers and manufacturers, investor-owned utilities, nuclear power generators, and oil/gas/chemical corporations. He has authored and edited the EOP Group publication Understanding the United States Government's Regulatory Policy and co-authored Understanding the Budget of the United States Government. Prior to joining the EOP Group, Daniel was employed at the Office of the Public Defender in Miami, FL where he represented clients in the County Court Division and Felony Drug Court.
Daniel received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.Daniel has had extensive experience with youth in Washington D.C. While at Georgetown University Law Center, he was a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and the head basketball coach, and tutor at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Daniel's experience with the law and youth dates back to his undergraduate days at Yale University, where he graduated with a B.A in African-American Studies.At Yale, he was the head of the Black Undergraduate Law Association and was heavily involved as a tutor at the Connecticut Youth Detention Center in New Haven.
In addition to being the Executive Director of D.C. Lawyers for Youth,running DCLY's Youth Justice Project and sittiong on the board of directors for DCAYA; Daniel is a community advisory panel member of the Washington, D.C. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.