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Uduak Oduok
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Attended University of Califronia Hastings
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Happy Fourth of July to all of our NAWBO-SAC readers! If you missed our women business panel last month, no worries. Check out all the insightful information shared in the video below. 'How to Make...
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Congrats to BET for stepping up the respect factor for African artists, after how many years of the African diaspora community and those on the continent insist
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This was a fun event! Check out the pictures from the event. Photocredit: Rowland Siaisiai Topic: What it Takes to Make Your Business Successful Moderator: Uduak Oduok, Esq., Co-Founder & Attor...
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On June 6th, 2014, I had the privilege of attending Sacramento's South Asian Bar Association's 6th Anniversary Reception. The event was sponsored by several law
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For almost seven years now, we've been having this kinds of discussion on Ladybrille and it is indeed why I established Ladybrille. We have shared video clips,
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For most attorneys, there is nothing as dreadful as billing for work completed on client matters. Shhhhh . . . it’s a secret you are not supposed to know.
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Happy Friday! This are the top music videos of the week creating a lot of buzz on the continent and here in the USA. USA When Jesus Says Yes by Michelle Wil
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We told you about NAWBO Sacramento's Special Business Panel. The event takes place this Thursday and you should come learn from this inspiring and successful women business owners on what it takes ...
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The CEO of Underdarock Entertainment and successful New York based Concert Promoter Cos Canino, joins Ms. Uduak for a chat on The Business of Concert Promotions
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Game Changer, Attorney, Publisher, Speaker, Law Professor
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Litigation, Negotiations, Writing, Advocacy, Public Relations, Speaking
Employment
  • Ebitu Law Group, P.C.
    Attorney/Partner, 2012 - present
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DC - Lagos
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Speaker | Fashion Law & Entertainment Law Attorney | Business Law | Intellectual Property
Introduction

Uduak Oduok is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. whose practice areas include contract drafting and negotiations, business litigation, entertainment and fashion law.

An experienced litigator who has litigated a wide variety of issues in civil and criminal courts, she has represented and counseled a range of clients in matters ranging from breach of contract disputes, promoter agreements, sports-agent agreement, partnership agreements, sponsorship agreements, record label agreements, film/tv agreements, debt collection disputes, intellectual property, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, licensing, and health law to misdemeanor/felony criminal matters.

Sample representative matters include:

  • Representation of label in artist-record label agreement
  • Representation of promoter in promoter-artist agreement.
  • Representation of licensor in licensing deal with a major specialty retailer.
  • Representation of healthcare vendor in healthcare contract drafting, negotiations, including securing and closing vendor deals involving ten major healthcare companies.
  • Representation of client in a negotiation of a large hospital debt. Negotiations yielded in over 65% reduction in disputed debt.
  • Representation of a co-business owner in hotly contested partnership dispute.
  • Representation of a client charged with a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resulting in great bodily injury. Successfully negotiated a reduction of the strikable offense to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace.
  • Representation of a client on a felony burglary charge. Successfully obtained dismissal of the charge.

She also has over two decades hands on fashion and entertainment industry experience, which runs deep and diverse encompassing the disciplines of media, publishing, fashion, modeling, music, branding and public relations. She has provided business, media, pr/marketing consultation and  helped secure sponsors for companies and individuals in the industry; which resulted in a successful brand repositioning of these businesses and individuals.

A journalist and ex-fashion model, who has interviewed some of the world’s most famous celebrities, her writings have also been syndicated on global platforms including Yahoo News!, USA Today and MSNBC. She has also been a legal commentator and invited speaker to numerous organizations such as The Wharton School of Business, SXSW Interactive, Sacramento State University, Los Angeles Retail Camp at Woodbury University, Delta College Fashion School, California Lawyers for The Arts, New York’s 99.5FM WBAI & 107.5FM WBLS and Al Jazeera.

A firm believer in giving back to her community, Ms. Uduak served as a volunteer arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau for over three years arbitrating “Lemon” cases. She also served as a legislative advocate for over six years with the California Neuroalliance organization where she lobbied and advocated to preserve certain healthcare rights and access to drugs for the elderly and persons affected with neurological disorders. She has also worked with several non-profits such as Gen Art, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery and the Nollywood Foundation, Inc., including helping them secure speakers, sponsors and media coverage for their various charitable events.

At 19, Ms. Uduak earned her B.A. in Speech Communications, with honors, from San Jose State University. She subsequently obtained her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from UC Hastings College of the Law where she contributed to the Hastings Law Newspaper.

Ms. Uduak, prior to graduating from Hastings, enrolled at Georgetown Law Center in Washington DC as a visiting student. While at Georgetown, she competed and earned a spot on the school’s national moot court team. Ms. Uduak, along with her partner on the FDMCC national moot court team, won the Mid-Atlantic Championship and ‘Best Respondent’s Brief’ and was a semi-finalist on the national level for Georgetown.

She is the founder of the pioneering fashion and music law online blogs Ladybrille®and Africa Music Law.™

In 2010, Ms. Uduak was nominated for the Africa Fashion International Africa Fashion Awards for her, “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communications;” and has prior to and subsequently been nominated for numerous other industry awards.

Education
U.C. Hastings School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2001
Georgetown Law Center, 2000
California State University San Jose, B.A. Speech Communications minor Philosophy, 1997

Bar Admissions
California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Languages
English
Yoruba

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Game Changer
Education
  • University of Califronia Hastings
    Law, 1998 - 2000
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Law, 2000 - 2001
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Female