Allegra Johnson Roukema
Allegra Johnson Roukema is an attorney specializing in corporate law. She advises both U.S. and global businesses on legal issues including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and compliance with U.S. Department of Defense and securities regulations. Previously, Allegra worked as a corporate associate in the New York City office of Troutman Sanders LLP and served on the defense team of a former Yugoslavian political leader at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. Her pro bono work has included assisting Central American refugee children through Kids in Need of Defense. Prior to practicing law, Allegra spent several years teaching English to professionals and developing curricula and business strategies in locally owned language schools in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Vietnam.
Born and raised in Seattle, Allegra graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. She then earned a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School and studied international law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris and Peking University Law School in Beijing. Allegra currently lives in Seattle with her husband, baby daughter, and cat. Her hobbies include travel, photography, and scuba diving.