Vedder Price

Joshua Nichols

Associate

Joshua Nichols is an Associate in Vedder Price’s Litigation practice area.

Mr. Nichols has extensive experience in defending corporations, directors and officers, and registered investment advisers in government investigations. He has defended investigations by the DOJ, SEC, SIGTARP, OCC, CFTC, CME, and Illinois Securities Department, and has served as lead associate in the defense of 33 current and former bank directors and officers against FDIC investigations and claims totaling over $279 million.  His substantial SEC experience includes drafting responses to examination deficiency letters, self-reporting violations of the securities laws, responding to enforcement subpoenas and document requests, preparing and presenting witnesses for testimony, and making presentations to the SEC staff throughout the enforcement process.  Mr. Nichols also has significant experience conducting internal investigations, having served as the lead associate on investigations for entities ranging from large public companies to small SEC registrants.

 

Additionally, Mr. Nichols counsels and represents clients on a wide variety of business and commercial disputes in both state and federal court as well as before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.

 

From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Nichols has been selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He has been published on the topic of director and officer liability in the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance.

 

While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Mr. Nichols was an articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. As part of the college’s Federal Civil Rights Clinic, he served as lead counsel in a federal trial on a Section 1983 civil rights claim, for which he received a pro bono notation and a CALI Award.

Joshua Nichols

Associate

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude, Pro Bono Notation
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 2006

Joshua Nichols

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011

Joshua Nichols

Associate

Blogs

Mr. Nichols contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.