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Lucy  Fato

Lucy Fato

Nardello & Co. LLC
Managing Director, Head of the Americas & General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Leading global investigations firm Nardello & Co., today announced that Lucy Fato will be joining the firm as Managing Director, Head of the Americas, as well as global General Counsel effective October 11. Ms. Fato brings more than 25 years of legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate governance experience advising corporations, financial institutions and boards of directors to her new position. Nardello & Co.’s clients, including legal and compliance teams, as well as Boards of Directors of publicly-listed multinational corporations, will benefit from Ms. Fato’s expertise.

“Lucy is a stellar addition to our team and her wealth of experience in legal, compliance and regulatory matters, corporate governance and crisis-related litigation for Fortune 500 companies will be a tremendous benefit to our clients,” said Dan Nardello, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Nardello & Co. “Her joining the firm bolsters our already-robust legal DNA and reaffirms our commitment to providing excellent service to our clients.”

Ms. Fato, who was named as one of Ethisphere Magazine’s “2015 Attorneys Who Matter” for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics, will oversee work for clients throughout North and South America and will be based out of the firm’s global headquarters in New York.

Commenting on her appointment Ms. Fato said, “I am delighted to be joining Dan Nardello and his exceptional team of professionals who specialize in a broad range of investigative work across the globe. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and helping our clients uncover critical information allowing them to navigate the opportunities and challenges they face, as well as make informed decisions.”

Previously, Ms. Fato was Executive Vice President & General Counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now known as S&P Global). During her tenure she favorably resolved financial crisis-related litigation and other regulatory matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple State Attorneys General and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to that, Ms. Fato was Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies where she oversaw a variety of matters, including SEC/NYSE compliance, privacy, trade sanctions, e-discovery and capital markets and corporate finance transactions. As Corporate Secretary she advised the Board of Directors on corporate governance best practices, SEC/NYSE compliance and other regulatory matters, as well as director appointments, among other things.

Ms. Fato began her legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1991 where she spent 14 years, including five as a Partner in the Capital Markets Group.

Ms. Fato graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in business and economics, and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in New York and California.

Ms. Fato is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), a non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to maintain the park for the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. She was RIPA’s business honoree in 2015 and was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders in 2009.


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