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Arbitration and FINRA Expert Nicole Iannarone Joins Kline School of Law Faculty

Professor Nicole Iannarone

July 03, 2019

Professor Nicole Iannarone, an expert on regulation of financial intermediaries, consumer expererience in resolving securities disputes, professional ethics, and law and technology, has joined the faculty.

Most recently, Iannarone was a member of the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law, where she directed the Investor Advocacy Clinic, which represents small investors with claims against brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in evaluating and commenting on FINRA and SEC rule proposals.

Previously, Professor Iannarone taught at Mercer Law School and at Vanderbilt Law School.

Before entering academe, she practiced at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, where she was deputy general counsel and her practice focused on complex litigation.

Professor Iannarone has published extensively on an array of topics that includes standards for investment advisers, arbitration, technology and ethics in legal practice, as well as experiential education in business law. Her articles have appeared in the Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Chicago Kent Law Review, and the University of Toledo Law Review.

She has played leadership roles in numerous professional and academic organizations. Professor Iannarone is the chair-elect of the AALS Section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and a member of the Section on Professional Responsibility. She is also a member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. The immediate past president of the Atlanta Bar Association, Professor Iannarone previously served on numerous committees and held diverse leadership roles during her years in Georgia. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

From 2017-2019, she served as chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Professionalism Committee and as liaison to the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.

She received her JD from Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Journal on Regulation.