Nate is General Counsel /Chief Compliance Officer at Engine No. 1. Previously, Nate held multiple roles as a corporate attorney in the legal department of Morgan Stanley, including advising the prime brokerage, securities lending and fund administration businesses and the wealth management division on broker-dealer and investment advisory issues with a focus on research, development and distribution of alternative investments. Nate sat on private fund adviser boards of directors and was a member of internal risk committees. Nate started his legal career in the Investment Management Group at Davis Polk.
Nate has served on multiple industry groups, including the SIFMA Alternative Investments Roundtable, Investment Adviser/Broker-Dealer Task Force, and Investment Advisory Committee as well as the Certified Financial Planner Board Business Model Working Group. Nate currently sits on the Board of Directors for the New York City Bar Association, where he chairs the Audit and Nomination Committees and previously Co-Chaired its Diversity Committees. Nate mobilizes resources to promote innovation and change, including through his leadership positions with CUP, Legal Outreach, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms and Orrick’s Diversity Advisory Board.
Nate is Chair Emeritus of the Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a 2018 Savoy Most Influential Black Attorney, 2017 Metropolitan Black Bar Association Trailblazer of the Year 2015 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst Change Agent in Law, and 2009 CUP Fellow. Nate also enjoys mentoring and was recognized by Legal Outreach as an “Elder of the Village,” the organization’s highest honor. Nate graduated from Duke University and received his J.D. from Georgetown Law. And, most importantly, Nate is the best Spades Player in the Western hemisphere. If you don’t know, you better ask somebody.
Financial Services, Investor