Pomy Ketema, Esq.

Pomy Ketema

Title: Counsel
Company: Baker & McKenzie LLP
Location: Manhattan, New York, United States

Pomy Ketema, Esq., Counsel at Baker & McKenzie LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of legal service.

Ms. Ketema benefits from the accumulated experience of nearly two decades of experience in the field of law. Particularly talented in the areas of U.S. taxation, legal affairs and operations in African countries, domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and joint ventures, she has served of counsel on behalf of Baker and McKenzie LLC since 2020. Long interested in business and finance, and finding legal service to be a natural extension of those fields, she previously found success as the managing director of Synia Consulting, senior counsel of Flint Hills Resources and a senior associate of both Dorsey and Whitney LLP and Felhaber Larson. Likewise, Ms. Ketema has contributed as an adjunct faculty staff member at the University of Minnesota Law School and the William Mitchell College of Law.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Ketema has authored a number of articles to various publications within her area of expertise. Among them, she notably wrote an article regarding the African Continental Free Trade Area, a newly established trans- African economic bloc that unifies the continent under a liberalized trade regime, which appeared in AfricaBusiness.com. Much sought after for her scholarly output, Ms. Ketema has also presented prolifically before various conferences and industry symposia.

Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Ms. Ketema sought a formal education at the University of Saint Thomas, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in international business and marketing, cum laude, in 1994. Following this accomplishment, she attended the University of Minnesota, where she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Business Taxation in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Ms. Ketema was initially admitted to practice law by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2001, and was later secured admission before the U.S. Tax Court in 2005 and the New York Supreme Court in 2019.

To remain aware of developments affecting her field and serve communities, Ms. Ketema has maintained her affiliation with a number of pertinent professional and civic organizations. Among them, she has served in leadership roles at the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Berhan Education Fund and the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is currently a member of the international section of the New York State Bar Association. Looking toward the future, Ms. Ketema aspires to earn renown as a thought leader in cross-border investments and trade involving emergent markets, particularly as the world economy continues to shift and transform with the advent of new technologies.

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