The Baltimore Business Journal has named Imoh E. Akpan one of its Leaders in Diversity 2022, which honors influential executives and business owners who promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Greater Baltimore business community. The Administrative Partner of Goldberg Segalla’s Baltimore office, Imoh is also a Partner in the firm’s Retail and Hospitality practice group.
“It was always very important that I saw more faces that looked like me than none and that I do more than I could to assist,” Imoh said when speaking with the Baltimore Business Journal. He also remarked “To say it’s rewarding doesn’t fully encompass it,” when speaking on being motivated by seeing people succeed in the law industry. “I take some solace in it. I just feel good for them. It’s not easy to navigate private law firm life as a minority.’’
Imoh holds his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and he has supported the university in a number of volunteer positions, including co-chairing the annual gala for the University of Baltimore’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. He serves as co-chair of the Diversity Committee of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), and as a member of the Diversity Steering/Planning Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Imoh is also the program chair for DRI’s Diversity for Success Seminar and Expo taking place May 11-13, 2022.
Imoh E. Akpan is an accomplished litigator with nearly 15 years of experience representing corporations and insurers in a variety of matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, general negligence, negligent security, civil rights, product liability, and other types of claims. He has taken over 15 jury trials and 200 bench trials to verdict, most them involving commercial motor vehicles. A trusted counselor to his longtime clients, he has particularly deep experience in the trucking and transportation, retail and hospitality, and construction industries.