Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Claudius Sokenu is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Unisys. In this role, he is responsible for global legal operations, corporate secretary functions, corporate development and the company’s compliance program.
Prior to joining Unisys, Claudius served as senior vice president and global deputy general counsel at Cognizant, bringing significant in-house, private practice and government legal experience.
Over the course of his career, he has also served in various leadership roles, including deputy general counsel, global head of ethics and compliance and global head of litigation and investigations at Andeavor. Previously, he was a partner with three Am Law 100 law firms: Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter and Mayer Brown. Prior to private practice, Claudius served in the Honors Program at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, first as a staff attorney before concluding his government service as senior counsel. He is a fellow with the American College of Governance Counsel.
Claudius earned a LL.M in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he has also taught classes as an adjunct professor; a LL.M in corporate and commercial law from the University of London’s London School of Economics and King’s College London; and a LL.B with Upper Class Honors from London South Bank University. Claudius is widely recognized as a leading practitioner and has been ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, named a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, named a Latin Lawyer 250 for White-Collar Crime and Compliance, named a rising star by Ethisphere in annual rankings of “Attorneys Who Matter” and recognized by Securities Law 360 as one of its 10 under 40.