Nicole Iannarone is a scholar and leader in the practice community whose work focuses on an array of issues including regulation of financial intermediaries, the consumer’s experience in resolving securities disputes, professional ethics, and law and technology.
Before joining the faculty in 2019, Professor Iannarone directed the Investor Advocacy Clinic at Georgia State University College of Law. There, she oversaw students’ representation of consumer investors with small claims against their brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), their efforts to educate investors, and their work representing the voice of retail investors in evaluating and commenting on FINRA and SEC rule proposals.
Previously, Professor Iannarone taught at Mercer Law School and at Vanderbilt Law School.
Professor Iannarone has published extensively on an array of topics that includes financial technology, regulation of financial intermediaries, resolution of securities disputes, technology and ethics in legal practice, as well as experiential education. Her articles have appeared in the Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Chicago Kent Law Review, and the University of Toledo Law Review. Her article, “Finding Light in Arbitration’s Dark Shadow,” is forthcoming in the University of Nevada Las Vegas Law Forum.
She testified about fraudulent schemes targeting retail investors before the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Division of Trading and Markets Roundtable on Combating Retail Investor Fraud in 2018 and on the role of security arbitration clinics in ensuring economic justice before the commission’s Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee in 2017.
Before entering academe, Professor Iannarone practiced at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, where she was deputy general counsel and her practice focused on complex litigation.
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. 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 a 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.