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Nicholas M. Colvin

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+1.517.483.4939
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+1.313.963.6420
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Harvard Law School, J.D., 2014

University of Michigan, B.A., 2006

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

Nick's experience includes first serving in the United States Senate as a Personal Aide to then-Senator Barack Obama, as a Special Assistant to Michelle Obama on the 2008 Obama for America presidential campaign and as a member of the White House Counsel's Office, where he was part of the West Wing team responsible for advising the President of the United States, as well as White House senior staff and federal agencies on investigations, litigation, development of legislative and administrative proposals, and nominations.

Most recently, Nick worked as General Counsel, Assistant City Treasurer, and Senior Advisor to City of Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers, serving as the chief legal officer for a citywide elected official tasked with investing more than $7 billion of public funds. Nick 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 has also advised private sector clients on public policy, election law, crisis management and strategic communications.