Uzo is a seasoned trial lawyer who, before joining the firm, spent more than a decade prosecuting complex financial crimes and public corruption. He advises companies and individuals in connection with government, grand jury and internal investigations, and represents clients in criminal and civil trials. He has deep experience in matters involving insider trading, market manipulation, public corruption and other areas of financial fraud.
Before joining Davis Polk in 2020, Uzo was Acting Chief of the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. While in government, he led major fraud and public corruption cases, and tried numerous multi-defendant, complex cases to guilty verdicts before juries. In 2018, he served in the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller during its investigation into Russian government interference in the 2016 election, where he successfully prosecuted a former U.S. presidential campaign manager.
- Production and Case Notes Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review
- Alpern Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Service
- with honors
- Partner, Davis Polk, 2020-present
- Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2010-2020
- Acting Chief, 2019-2020
- Deputy Chief, 2018-2019
- Trial Attorney, Special Counsel’s Office, 2018
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2010-2020
- Associate, O’Melveny & Myers, 2005-2010
Qualifications and Admissions
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit