Ms. Nordgren’s practice focuses on international finance and development in emerging markets, including social and impact investment. Ms. Nordgren has been practicing law for thirty years, with the last seventeen focused on advising clients with respect to complex international debt and equity finance transactions in Africa, The Americas, Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, and the Middle East.
Prior to starting her firm in 2010, Ms. Nordgren was a legal consultant to FINCA International, the microfinance bank, and to Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a global investment firm focused on small- and medium-sized (SME) investments in emerging markets. She was also the first General Counsel of Global Communities (formerly CHF International), the international development organization.
Prior to these positions, from 1999 until 2007, Ms. Nordgren was Assistant General Counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing cross-border structured finance, SME, microfinance, and loan guaranty transactions in developing countries.
Prior to joining OPIC, from 1994 until 1999, Ms. Nordgren 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, Ms. Nordgren 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.
Ms. Nordgren is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, where she received degrees in both Political Science and French, and minored in International Relations. She also studied at Dartmouth College and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1987, where she was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. 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.
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Simple Changes, Inc., Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder, 2005-2012
Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Program, 2004-Present