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Nicolaine Lazarre

A commercial law and corporate finance attorney with expertise in advising tax-exempt organizations and NGOs. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Urban League, a historic Civil Rights Organization that provides direct social services to over 1.9 million clients annually in the areas of education, health care, housing & financial literacy, entrepreneurship and employment. In that capacity, Ms. Lazarre provides support and advice on a range of commercial transactions including government contracts, real estate transactions, joint ventures, regulatory compliance and audits and licensing agreements. In 2013, she launched the Women and Civil Rights Dinner, a convening of senior female executives in business, law and finance, to tackle supplier diversity, C-suite diversity and transactional equity. She is proud to be a bilingual Haitian-American Brooklynite, born in Los Angeles, and reared in Kinshasa (Zaire) and Houston. Ms. Lazarre received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston. She obtained her JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and is an associate adjunct at the Columbia University School of Non-Profit Management.