Howard University

Cheryl C. Nichols-Professional Contributions

Professor Nichols has been an active participant and leader in the work of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. She currently serves as a Vice Chair of the International Securities and Capital Markets Committee and as a Vice Chair of the Diversity Committee. In this position, her duties include organization and participation in ABA programming. Programming topics include recent developments in insider trading and market abuse regulation in the US, UK/EU and Asia and the impact of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act on diversity practices in the US financial services industry. Professor Nichols is also a member the Business Law Section of the ABA.

Professor Nichols also serves on the legislative committee of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) and is a member of its Plan Sponsor Advisory Committee. She regulatory contributes to NASP’s annual legislative symposium and participated as panelist discussing the impact of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

In addition, Professor Nichols is a permanent member on the roster of lecturers in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Law Student Observer Program in its Atlanta District Office. The Law Student Observer Program provides exposure for law students to the operation of the SEC and to the regulation of U.S. securities markets. Her lecture topics focus primarily on the interface of the U.S. securities regulatory framework with the regulatory framework of the global securities markets.


• Georgia State Bar Association, member
• New York State Bar Association, member
• National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., arbitrator














updated: January 18, 2013