Joanna C. Nicholas

Banking & Finance, CDOs and CLOs, Structured Finance


Joanna Nicholas is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Structured Finance and CLO practices. Joanna focuses on securitizations of institutional leveraged loans known as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), including new-issue CLOs, resets, refinancings and warehouse facilities. Joanna advises asset managers, arrangers, issuers and investors in structured finance transactions and other complex financings. Joanna has practiced at Mayer Brown for over a dozen years in addition to serving as in-house counsel for a major airline carrier for several years.

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  • University of Illinois, BS
  • University of Minnesota, JD, magna cum laude
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  • Illinois
  • New York