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Dipo Akin-Deko

Dipo Akin-Deko

Dipo is a trained lawyer with 15 years of contract drafting and negotiation experience. Prior to joining BGA, he served as a contract counsel and legal consultant for several non-profit and government contractors in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Dipo holds a juris doctorate degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University where he graduated magna cum laude and served as the law school student body president. He further received a Master of Law in litigation and alternative dispute resolution from the George Washington University Law School.

Dipo resides in Springfield, VA, with his wife, Raena and three children, Grant, Riley and Logan. In his spare time, he coaches CrossFit classes and Olympic weightlifting at the Mount Vernon Fitness Center in Alexandria Virginia.

  • Prior Professional Experience
    • Contracts Counsel, American Coatings Association, Inc. (2019-2020)
    • Contract Counsel & Legal Consultant, Penngood LLC (2009-2019)
    • Reserve Attorney Advisor at a small business administration (2008-2009)
  • Areas of Expertise
    • USA
    • Administration
    • Chemicals
    • Consulting
    • Education
    • Government
    • Legal
    • Not for Profit
    • Recreation
    Functional Expertise
    • Business
    • Corporate Affairs
    • Legal
    • Management
    • Operations
    • Policy
    • Strategy
  • Education
    • George Washington University Law Center (2006-2007)— Masters of Law, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University (2003-2006)— Juris Doctorate
    • University of Memphis (1998-2003)— Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Springfield VA Chamber of Commerce (2017-2019)
    • National Small Business Association (2015-2018)
    • Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Board (2011-2017)
    • City of Alexandria Commission on Employment (2013-2016)
  • Honors and Awards
    • Achievement Award: Recognized for Pro Bono Representation (2013)
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