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Marcia Nordgren

Marcia Nordgren’s practice focuses on emerging markets finance and development. She has been practicing law for over thirty years, with the last twenty dedicated to advising clients with respect to complex, cross-border finance transactions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. Marcia is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Law International Transactions Clinic.

Prior to starting her firm in 2010, Marcia was a legal consultant to FINCA International and to Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF). She was also the first General Counsel of Global Communities (formerly CHF International). From 1999 through 2007, Marcia was Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) (now the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)), where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing cross-border structured finance, SME, microfinance, loan guaranty, and political risk insurance transactions worldwide.

Before joining OPIC, Marcia was Associate General Counsel of Rolls-Royce North America, where she structured guaranty and sales finance packages for airlines and airframe manufacturers in North and South America. Before joining Rolls-Royce, Marcia practiced law in the New York offices of Hunton & Williams, and Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, where she specialized in aircraft, equipment, and project finance.

In 1994, Marcia was chosen by the New York State Bar Association to join the United Nations as an International Elections Observer for Mozambique’s first democratic elections. Ms. Nordgren is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in the Second Circuit.

Marcia is a cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, where she received degrees in Political Science and French, with a minor in International Relations. She also studied at Dartmouth College and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Marcia received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal.

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  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D.)

  • Middlebury College (B.A.)

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, New Jersey, and
    District of Columbia Bars

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for
    the Second Circuit

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