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Nicholas M. Colvin






Harvard Law School, J.D., 2014

University of Michigan, B.A., 2006

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Nick − a native of Ionia, Michigan − is an experienced public finance, real estate, and election law attorney with a background working in local, state and federal government.

Before returning to Michigan, Nick most recently served as General Counsel, Assistant City Treasurer, and Senior Advisor to the City of Chicago Treasurer, serving as the chief legal officer for a citywide elected official tasked with investing more than $7 billion of public funds. He oversaw compliance with federal, state and local laws related to investment and management of city funds, government ethics, employment, procurement, FOIA, the Open Meetings Act, and other applicable laws, as well as the incorporation and subsequent administration of the Chicago Community Catalyst Fund—a $100 million, first-of-its-kind city-seeded investment fund tasked with investing in economic development projects in each of the city's neighborhoods.

Nick previously served in the White House Counsel’s office, where he was part of the West Wing team responsible for advising President Barack Obama, White House senior officials and federal agencies on litigation, development of legislative and administrative proposals, as well as investigations and presidential nominations. During this period, Nick also worked on the President’s top policy initiatives, including addressing the economic crisis of 2008, supporting the auto industry recovery and reforming the country’s health care system. Earlier in his career, Nick served as Personal Aide to then-Senator Obama and as a Special Assistant to Mrs. Michelle Obama on the 2008 Obama for America presidential campaign.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.