Nicole M. Crum

Nicole M. Crum is the inaugural Chair of the Firm's new Corporate Governance & Board Advisory Practice Group and a partner in the Investment Management Group of our Washington, D.C. office. Nicole's practice focuses on the representation of mutual funds and their independent directors, as well as investment advisers and broker-dealers. She regularly advises mutual fund boards, independent directors, board committees and executive leadership in the financial services industry on all aspects of governance and compliance, including the operation of investment companies and related transactions, crisis and conflict management, regulatory oversight and compliance, government and internal investigations, and shareholder engagement issues. Nicole counsels U.S. and non-U.S. financial services clients on all aspects of SEC and self-regulatory organization regulation. She is known as a trusted adviser to clients. Nicole serves as Chair of the Firm's Women's Initiative and is a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She also advises on Commodity Futures Trading Commission registration and securities fraud matters. Prior to joining Sullivan & Worcester, Nicole was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP.

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