Joanna Nicholas is counsel in the New York office of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. She focuses on securitization and structured finance transactions with an emphasis on CLO transactions and mortgage related facilities of residential mortgage loans. Joanna is experienced in representing CLO clients in connection with warehousing, new originations, refinancings and resets. In addition, Joanna has represented clients with respect to purchases, sales and servicing of real estate assets, including repurchase facilities. Joanna worked for Mayer Brown from 1994 to 2001. She rejoined Mayer Brown in 2012.


University of Minnesota, JD, magna cum laude

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University of Illinois, BS


  • Illinois
  • New York