Kwesi Atta-Krah, Esq.

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Associate

Alma Mater: University of Iowa College of Law | 515.447.4727

With more than a decade of combined legal and audit experience, including five years of experience in the financial services industry, Kwesi Atta-Krah partners with clients to assess risk and remain above the fray. When litigation is unavoidable, Kwesi helps clients develop practical case strategies to untangle complex legal issues.

Before joining the business litigation practice at Faegre Baker Daniels, Kwesi was an associate at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, including corporate governance, director fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, and matters brought under the Delaware General Corporation Law. He also worked as a summer associate for Potter Anderson & Corroon and as a judicial intern to The Honorable Gladys Kessler (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) and The Honorable James Gale (North Carolina Business Court).  A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Kwesi was a Managing Editor of the Iowa Law Review.

Prior to his transition into law, Kwesi held senior-level positions in auditing. In his last post, he supervised and managed risk assessments, internal controls testing and implementation, and audits involving corporate governance, corporate finance and accounting, and consumer credit solutions.

Get to Know Kwesi

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 21-year old self? 

Build strong lasting relationships and friendships.

Trying to look handsome in my very young days by rocking a bow tie!

Aside from your academic and professional success, what is your proudest accomplishment?

Fathering my two sons.

Picture with my dormitory friends during boarding school at Adisadel in Cape Coast, Ghana

What is your favorite quote and what makes it so meaningful to you?

“My Richness is Life Forever” by Bob Marley. This quote was a response by Bob Marley to the question regarding whether he considered himself rich/wealthy. It is meaningful to me because it reminds me of the truth of life on earth and what really matters. The things that matter in this world are not the things of temporary nature, but rather, things that last forever.

If you weren’t in your current job, what would be your dream job?

Professional soccer player.

Name one song you listened to “on repeat” in the past 12 months and provide some insights about why couldn’t you get enough of it?

“Fall” by Nigerian artist Davido. I had to put it on repeat because my 2 year old son keep asking me to play that “banana song” over and over again. It is one of my favorite songs too, but not sure I would have otherwise have it on repeat.

Picture with some friends from Morning Star School (primary school) in Ghana.