Conway Ekpo is a Director and Associate General Counsel at Brex, a unicorn B2B fintech startup that uses innovative technology to provide corporate credit cards to tens of thousands of other venture-backed startups. In addition, he is also an adjunct law professor at Rutgers School of Law. Prior to joining the fintech industry, Conway had a successful career on Wall Street as in-house counsel to Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where, as a certified data privacy and data protection professional, he specialized in providing legal advice regarding digital wealth management products and services. He is also a cryptocurrency investor and blockchain technology enthusiast.
Combining his Wall Street background with his passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”), Conway co-founded a venture capital fund which invests in minority owned fintech startups, and he sits on the Advisory Board for Invest Sou Sou, an innovative Black female owned B2B fintech startup. A firm believer in creating opportunities for others, Conway has founded a number of DEI-focused organizations including the Black BigLaw Pipeline, Inc., a non-profit which provides substantive and soft skills training and support to Black law students and BigLaw associates, and 1844, a group of 60 Black male lawyers practicing primarily in BigLaw and in-house legal departments in New York.
Conway is the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership within the legal community and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. He was also selected as a 2016 Fellow in the Council of Urban Professionals. Conway earned his B.S. in architectural engineering at the University of Kansas and his J.D. at Rutgers School of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. He and his wife reside in Manhattan with their two children.
Consumer Protection, Commercial Contracts, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Financial Services, Fintech, IP, Litigation, Regulatory, Transactional Agreements