Sekou Campbell, admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey courts, brings a unique set of experiences to the practice of law. One publication characterized him as a "renaissance man." His biography tells a tale of an experienced artist and thinker. After graduating from the famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Sekou earned a full-tuition scholarship to Vanderbilt University as a Dean's and Posse Scholar. Upon graduation, he served under-resourced communities in the Bronx as a Teach for America corps member. He then attended Columbia University's School of the Arts to earn an M.F.A. in Theater and led the school as a member of the faculty senate, regularly meeting with administration and students regarding pressing issues of land development and student unionization. Sekou went on to become a founding member of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts, a groundbreaking school designed to utilize all art forms (theater, dance, music and visual art) to aid students' academic and overall development. During that time, Sekou also produced and performed in numerous productions throughout New York City and the world, including at LaMaMa E.T.C., an iconic landmark in the off-Broadway theater community.
Then, he started a legal career. Sekou has worked with a prestigious, national law firm representing individuals and companies in a range of litigation matters including personal injury, products liability, contract disputes, white collar criminal and antitrust matters. He also worked with an accomplished class action plaintiffs' firm primarily representing pension funds in high stakes complex litigation matters.
In law school, Sekou participated in a clinic where he, under the supervision of an experienced appellate attorney, represented an indigent criminal defendant in a felony appeal. He also interned for an esteemed criminal defense attorney working for one of the nation's oldest and most respected public defender organizations, primarily focusing on defending youth offenders. Sekou also interned for a federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York, working on matters ranging from civil rights to criminal evidence to ERISA-related matters. He was awarded with a Cardozo Service and Achievement Award upon graduation.