Capital Markets Attorney Focused on Expanding Access to Law School

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Akina is an Associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP in New York City, where she is an Associate in the Capital Markets Group. She is a member of the first Cohort of Business Law Scholars.


As a Georgetown Law Student, she was an active participant in the Pro Bono Project.

Originally from Frederick, MD, Akina has spent a majority of her professional life in the District of Columbia. Prior to Georgetown, Akina attended George Washington University School of Business and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics and Public Policy with a minor in Mathematics. During her time at George Washington, Akina worked at the FDIC as an intern in the Large Bank Policy Section of the Division of Risk Management. She was also worked at the Federal Reserve as an economic research assistant in Financial Institution Risk Evaluation Section of the Division of Financial Stability.

During her tenure at Georgetown Law, Akina worked in-house at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Following graduation, Akina joined the Capital Markets group at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City.

Playing Field Project Foundation

Akina is the co-founder of the Playing Field Project Foundation – a non-profit focused on providing resources, such as LSAT prep, law school application assistance, and mentorship, to low-income, diverse individuals interested in pursuing a legal education.

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George Washington University, B.B.A. in Business Economics and Public Policy, 2017

Georgetown Law, J.D. 2020