Nicholas A.J. Wendland

Counsel Chicago


Nicholas A.J. Wendland represents and advises financial institutions in navigating securities, commodities and exchange regulations. Drawing on his extensive experience at FINRA and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), as well as in private practice, Nicholas assists his clients in understanding and complying with securities and commodities laws, as well as regulations and rules set by self-regulatory organizations.

Nicholas has provided guidance for business and trading activities worldwide, and has developed, implemented and maintained global processes and procedures designed to ensure legal and regulatory compliance for business lines in cash equities, options, futures, fixed income, foreign exchange, and swaps in numerous jurisdictions and markets. Nicholas also has significant derivatives and broker-dealer experience.

Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Nicholas was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at a group of companies with a global trading presence in equities, futures, fixed income, foreign exchange and swaps. Nicholas has also served as an extern to the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude, Editor - The Seventh Circuit Review
  • University of Saint Thomas, B.A., 2003

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois