Nicole Arrindell

Nicole L. Arrindell

Chief of Staff to Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary and Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Equitable

Nicole L. Arrindell. is Chief of Staff to Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary and Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Equitable

Nicole Lester Arrindell holds dual roles at Equitable. She is Government Relations Counsel, and she is Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary. Nicole joined Equitable in December 2020. She previously held roles as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs; Senior Staff Attorney in the Consumer Rights Project at Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services (“MFY”)); and Chief of Staff to former New York State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh. Prior to law school, she worked in Washington, DC as a Senior Business Development Manager of Public Finance at Fannie Mae and as an Assistant Director and Program Manager at two national nonprofit organizations.

Nicole is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars. Her TEDx Talk, “Everyday People Can Be Everyday Leaders,” is available to view on YouTube. Nicole is also the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. In 2023 Equitable selected her for the Legal Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) Fellowship, in 2022 the 92nd Street Y’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact selected her as a Women inPower Fellow, in 2020 Higher Heights for America selected Nicole for its inaugural class of Senior Civic Leadership Fellows, in 2018 Congresswoman Yvette Clarke selected her as a Shining Star Award recipient, in 2016 City & State magazine named Nicole as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star in New York City, and in 2016 the Council of Urban Professionals (“CUP”) selected her as a CUP NY Fellow.

Nicole is committed to service and civic engagement. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; President-Elect of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association; and mentor to law students and young professionals. Nicole earned a J.D. from Cleveland State University, a Master of Public Administration degree (with distinction) from American University, and a B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their two sons, however, Nicole always represents the south side of Chicago where she was born and raised.