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Nick Losurdo

Nick Losurdo

Partner

Goodwin

Former Counsel to SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman

Nick Losurdo advises financial institutions on legal, regulatory, policy, transactional, and strategic matters. Mr. Losurdo recently served at the SEC as Counsel to one of the Commissioners. He approaches each engagement with the deep and diverse experience he has developed serving in high level roles in government, in-house, and private practice.

As a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry group and its Fintech, Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology and Privacy & Cybersecurity practices, Mr. Losurdo takes an end-to-end approach to counseling his clients, including:

  • Broker-dealers, ATSs, equity and option exchanges and investment advisers regarding SEC and FINRA rules and regulations.
  • Technology and other companies, including in the areas of fintech, and blockchain and digital currency (such as compliance with federal and state regulations).
  • Private equity funds during strategic and financial acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings involving financial institutions.

Before returning to Goodwin, Mr. Losurdo served at the SEC, where he was immersed in agency matters as Counsel to one of the Commissioners. While at the SEC, Nick advised the Commissioner on a broad array of legal, policy and regulatory matters, including proposed and final rulemaking, interpretations and exemptive relief, and enforcement matters. Among other significant matters, Mr. Losurdo advised on rulemaking relating to Regulation Best Interest, Form CRS, and the investment adviser standard of conduct interpretation; changes to Regulation NMS in the area of market data and order handling disclosures and other market structure policy considerations; Title VII under the Dodd-Frank Act; and blockchain and digital assets.

Mr. Losurdo utilizes his diverse capital markets and financial services experience to provide thoughtful and practical guidance on SEC rules and regulations, FINRA’s rules and membership, and the membership and compliance requirements of state regulators, equity and option exchanges, clearing organizations and other SROs.