Officers / Key Staff

Nicholas C. Milano General Counsel

Nicholas C. Milano

As General Counsel, Nicholas C. Milano serves as chief legal officer of the HIT. His responsibilities include advising the HIT on compliance with applicable legal requirements and rules, as well as managing the HIT's legal department and outside counsel. He served as the HIT’s Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Milano is a member of the HIT’s Valuation and Human Resource Committees.

Before his appointment as HIT General Counsel in 2013, Mr. Milano was Senior Counsel with the business practice division of the law firm Perkins Coie, focusing on investment management and financial services matters, particularly compliance with regulations under federal and state securities laws. He served in 2007-12 as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Legg Mason Capital Management, where he was responsible for corporate and regulatory legal matters and directed the company’s compliance program. Mr. Milano earlier held the position of Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Investment Management and at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Division of Trading and Markets, having earlier served as a trial attorney for the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement.

Mr. Milano holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Professionally he serves as a member of the D.C. Bar Association’s Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section.

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