Press Release March 26, 2020

Former Senior SEC Advisor Nick Losurdo Returns to Goodwin Financial Industry Practice as Partner

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Nick Losurdo returned to the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry practice in Boston. Losurdo rejoins Goodwin after serving at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as counsel to Commissioner Elad Roisman.

“Nick’s strong broker-dealer and securities markets experience, and his keen grasp of SEC rulemaking, enforcement decisions and priorities provide immense value to our clients at the intersection of capital and innovation,” said Chris Palmer, co-chair of Goodwin’s Financial Industry practice. “Partnering with Goodwin lawyers across our financial, Fintech, digital currency, private equity, private investment funds and real estate industry practices, Nick will significantly bolster our broker-dealer and markets capabilities.”

“Goodwin is the go-to firm for financial industry clients seeking sound and creative advice, and consistently advises on many of the most exciting, challenging and unique matters,” said Losurdo. “I’m ecstatic to return to the firm and I’m eager to get back to supporting clients and colleagues as we navigate a regulatory environment that is rapidly changing. My time at the SEC was one of the most active in recent memory in terms of rulemaking and other agency action. It’s armed me with rare experience and insight I look forward to deploying to advance clients’ goals.”

Losurdo advises a variety of clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional and enforcement matters. He counsels broker-dealers, alternative trading systems, equity and option exchanges, and investment advisers regarding SEC and FINRA rules and regulations. Losurdo helps technology and other companies in the area of blockchain and digital currency (including compliance with federal and state regulations). He also assists private equity funds during strategic and financial acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings involving financial institutions.

While at the SEC, Losurdo advised Commissioner Roisman on a broad array of legal, policy and regulatory matters, including proposed and final rulemaking, interpretations and exemptive relief, and enforcement matters. Among other major matters, 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; and Title VII under the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to the SEC, Losurdo was a member of Goodwin’s Financial Industry practice.

Losurdo can be reached at and 617.570.1840.

From transactional law and compliance to enforcement and litigation, Goodwin lawyers provide legal and strategic counsel and best practices to our financial industry clients with particular focus on banking, consumer financial services, Fintech, hedge funds, insurance and investment management. Goodwin was named the number one law firm for U.S. mid-market M&A deals by Mergermarket. The firm was also ranked among top law firms for M&A in Securities and Investments, Fintech and Insurance by SNL Financial.