Akya is an associate attorney in the Charlotte office of Ogletree Deakins where she defends employers in employment-related litigation. Before joining Ogletree, Akya was a commercial litigator in a national firm where her practice included representing clients before the EEOC. Akya also represented clients in federal court against actions brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Akya is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where she was a Student Writing Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Alabama where she majored in English and Political Science and graduated magna cum laude.