Nicole L. Arrindell holds dual roles at Equitable Holdings Inc. (“Equitable”). She is Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, and she is Government Relations Counsel. 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 focusing on various aspects of leadership. Her TEDx Talk, “Everyday People Can Be Everyday Leaders,” is available to view on YouTube.
Nicole was selected in 2022 by the 92nd Street Y’s Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact as a Women inPower Fellow, she was selected in 2020 by Higher Heights as an inaugural member of its Senior Civic Leadership Fellows class, she was recognized in 2018 by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke as a Shining Star and in 2016 by City & State magazine as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star in New York City, and she was selected in 2016 by the Council of Urban Professionals ("CUP") 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; past-Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s New York City Affairs Committee; 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 is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.