Sheila Ongwae is a real estate associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ongwae practiced law at, among other firms, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she focused on commercial real estate, including the representation of private and institutional investors in connection with the acquisition, sale, development and financing of a variety of asset classes.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Ongwae worked on projects involving the cultivation of China-Africa economic and technical cooperation at the China-Africa Business Council in Hong Kong through the Henry Luce Foundation’s Luce Scholars Program.
Ms. Ongwae earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School. While at Columbia, Ms. Ongwae was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and served as staff editor of the Human Rights Law Review and as a teaching assistant for The Negotiation Workshop. She also participated in the Community Enterprise Clinic, advising nonprofit organizations and small businesses in various transactional matters. Ms. Ongwae also earned the opportunity to intern at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative-Africa as a fellow in Columbia’s Human Rights Internship Program.
Ms. Ongwae received her M.A. in communication and her B.A. in African and African American studies, both from Stanford University.