Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has added Nicholas Wendland to its Investment Management Group as counsel. He resides in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Wendland represents and advises financial institutions in navigating securities, commodities and exchange regulations. Drawing on his extensive experience with derivatives and proprietary trading, he assists clients in understanding and complying with securities and commodities laws, as well as regulations and rules set by self-regulatory organizations.

“Nicholas joining our Investment Management Group adds depth to our already impressive range of service offerings,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “His experience and network of contacts will benefit the firm and our clients.”

Mr. Wendland served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for Sun Holdings LLC, a group of companies with a global trading presence in equities, futures, fixed income, foreign exchange and swaps. Prior to this, he was a manager at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a regulatory analyst at the New York Stock Exchange.

“We are thrilled to have Nicholas join us,” said Joshua B. Deringer, Partner and Chair of the Investment Management Group. “His experience bolsters our practice and provides us with additional capabilities.”

Mr. Wendland earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Thomas.

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