In this role, he is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to our business areas and board of directors for all legal matters, including regulatory compliance, securities reporting and offerings, litigation management, and corporate governance, as well as managing the work of the legal department.
Nic joined Sallie Mae in 2008 and has extensive experience in financial services and consumer protection. Previously, Nic managed several key legal areas for Sallie Mae, including corporate governance and reporting; litigation; employment and benefits; equity and compensation; corporate insurance; and a number of consumer and regulatory matters.
As an immigrant and a Sallie Mae customer himself, Nic feels especially connected to the company’s mission of making the dream of higher education a reality.
Prior to joining Sallie Mae in 2008, Nic was in private practice, first at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld in Washington, D.C., and subsequently, at his own firm. He has counseled and represented Fortune 500 financial services, energy, and technology companies, both domestically and internationally.
Nic received his degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as an editor on the Virginia Law Review. An active member of the corporate counsel bar on litigation and corporate governance issues, he has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
"Sallie Mae loans made it possible for me to attend law school. I feel particularly connected with our mission and our customers, so it’s particularly gratifying to pay it forward and help students and families make college happen."