Conway Ekpo is in-house counsel and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he advises the firm’s International Wealth Management business, which has over $2.4 trillion in assets under management. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was in-house counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he advised the bank’s Global Wealth & Investment Management business. Conway is an adjunct law professor at Rutgers School of Law, where he teaches New York civil procedure, and currently serves as the Secretary for the NYC Bar Association’s In-House Counsel Committee. Prior to transitioning in-house, Conway practiced financial services litigation as an associate in the New York offices of Hogan Lovells US LLP, Riker Danzig LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP.
Conway was the recipient of the NYC Bar Association’s 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award, the Garden State Bar Association’s 2016 Young Lawyer Award, and the Nigerian Lawyers Association’s 2016 Rising Star Award, all in recognition for his efforts as a founding member of 1844. 1844 is a group of 60 black male lawyers practicing in NYC in large law firms and in-house legal departments for Fortune 500 companies; the group’s name “1844” is in reference to the year that the first black person, Macon Bolling Allen, was admitted to practice law in America.
Conway was selected as a 2016 Fellow in the Council of Urban Professionals (“CUP”). A firm believer in pipeline initiatives, Conway also serves on the National and Northeast Advisory Boards as well as the National Moot Court Board of Advisors for the National Black Law Students Association. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge.
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 currently resides in Manhattan with his wife Martha and their 3 year old daughter Langston.