Zainab Ilumoka



Zainab Ilumoka is an associate in the firm’s Boston office, in the real estate and bankruptcy groups. She supports the firm’s attorneys as they negotiate and document commercial lease modifications in Chapter 11 cases, property acquisitions and dispositions, as well as land use and permitting. Zainab handles a broad range of due diligence, research, case analysis, drafting, and case management.

Zainab rejoins the firm following her time as a summer associate. Her experience also includes an internship at the Initiative for Energy Justice in Boston where she handled legal and policy research and analysis on topics relating to utility justice and energy insecurity. Zainab’s contributions to Energy Justice included providing technical assistance that supports communities seeking environmental justice. Zainab also served as a law clerk for a mid-sized Boston law firm preparing legal memoranda on issues related to professional liability, parental contributory neglect, and general tort liability. Before attending law school, Zainab was a paralegal with a Providence area law firm, assisting attorneys on case development and research for veteran’s disability cases.

Zainab is fluent in Yoruba.


  • George Wiley Center
    • Board Chair (2019-present)
    • Organizing Committee (2014-2019)
    • Intern (2011-2013)


  • Yoruba


  • Northeastern University School of Law  (J.D., 2022)
  • University of Massachusetts  (2017)
    • Master of Public Administration, Graduate Certificate in Gender, Leaderships and Public Policy
  • Rhode Island College  (B.A., 2014)