Nicolas, Stephanie

Stephanie Nicolas

Stephanie Nicolas is a partner in the firm's Securities Department, and a member of the Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation and Futures and Derivatives Practice Groups. She joined the firm in 2001.

Ms. Nicolas works with major investment banking firms, broker-dealers and other financial institutions to develop comprehensive compliance and supervisory procedures for a range of broker-dealer activities, including research activities (analyst conflicts of interest), firm-wide supervision, information barriers ("Chinese Walls") and surveillance procedures, trading issues and sales practice issues.

Professional Activities

Ms. Nicolas has co-authored several articles on broker-dealer regulation, including "Will Multiple Regulators Spawn an Inconsistent Framework for Research Analyst Regulation?” (Becker, Lee, & Nicolas, Wall Street Lawyer, September 2000, Volume 6/Number 4).


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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999

      magna cum laude Editor, Law and Policy in International Business; Order of the Coif
    • BA, Brown University, 1994

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York