Afigo I. Okpewho-Fadahunsi


Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi focuses her practice in the areas of product liability, environmental and toxic tort litigation. She also has extensive experience defending media corporations, advertising agencies and product manufacturers in intellectual property, media and entertainment litigation involving copyright and trademark infringement, false advertising, right of publicity misappropriation and unfair competition claims. Prior to joining Tanenbaum Keale LLP, she was an associate with Sedgwick LLP.

Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. She is admitted to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit), U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade.

While in law school, Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi was a board member of the International Law Students Association and an active member of the Women’s Law Forum. She studied International Law for a semester at Temple University Japan (TUJ) in Tokyo and worked as a law clerk for the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Nichi BenRen). Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi worked as a judicial intern to the Hon. William G. Bassler (Ret.), U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
She is a published author of prose fiction and poetry and received the Nelson Mandela Literary Prize for Best Poetry. Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi is fluent in French and Ibo (Nigerian language).

Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi effectively represents clients in diverse industries in product liability and mass tort cases involving aircraft engines, plastics and chemicals, commercial elevators, hair dryers, government-procured military equipment, military communications satellite systems, medical devices, and railroad locomotives. She has in-depth experience handling lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions and before the U.S. Panel on Multi-District Litigation.

She is also proficient in appellate advocacy, having successfully briefed cases in state appellate courts and in federal circuit courts of appeal nationwide.

Ms. Okpewho-Fadahunsi is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  Her pro bono practice includes criminal and immigration cases, as well as volunteer work with the IAPP.

  • “The Communications Decency Act May Disappoint,” Law360, March 2015
  • “Second Circuit Joins Chorus In Favor of CDA Immunity,” Sedgwick’s Digital Media Law Blog, April 2015
  • “Age 13 and Under: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” New Jersey Law Journal, November 2014
  • “FTC Clarifies COPPA ‘Verifiable Parental Consent’ Requirements,” Sedgwick’s Digital Media Law Blog, July 2014
  • “The Art of Parodying a Global Mega-Brand,” New Jersey Law Journal, May 2014
  • “Do-Not-Track Group on Verge of Success,” Sedgwick’s Digital Media Law Blog, April 2014
  • “Mobile Data Collection,” Practically Pocket Sized Treatise on Internet Law, 2013
  • “Monochromatic Victory: Designers See Red Amid Sole Trademark Ruling,” IP Today, January 2013
  • “When is a License Really a License?” Sedgwick’s Media Law Bulletin, June 2011
  • “Transformative in the Eye of the Beholder,” Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, May 2010
  • “ ’Family Guy’ and the Satirist’s Fair Use Conundrum,” American Bar Association’s Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee Newsletter, Sumer 2009
  • “ ‘Family Guy’s’ ‘Star’ Turn: The Satirist’s Fair Use Conundrum,” IP Law360, June 2009
  • The Trouble with Attorney’s Fees and the Nihonjin,” Office for Judicial Reform, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, 2002
  • J.D. (2003) Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A. (2000) State University of New York at Albany, cum laude
  • The National Black Lawyers-Top 100, 2016, 2017
  • Rising Star, 2012-2013, New Jersey Monthly Magazine