Nicole M. Crum

Nicole M. Crum is the Chair of the Firm's 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 boards and board committees, including independent directors, as well as mutual funds, 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.

In recognition of her work, Nicole was named a "Rising Star" at the Mutual Fund Industry Awards by Fund Action/Fund Intelligence, and was also named a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal 500 US. In 2019, she was included on DCA Live's inaugural list of the top Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice. Nicole serves as Chair of the Firm's Women's Initiative and is a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Prior to joining Sullivan & Worcester, Nicole was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP.

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