Nicola McDowall

VP General Counsel

Nicola McDowall has practiced business law since 1984. In 2010, she became a Certified Specialist: Franchise and Distribution Law State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

When she first arrived in the U.S. from London in 1989, Ms. McDowall enjoyed her time with Latham & Watkins, providing representation of Festival of Britain, Inc., in negotiations and contractual arrangements with the British Government, the British Consulate, theater companies, operatic artists, local businesses and landowners. She has also held positions with Bergen Brunswig Corporation as Director of Legal Affairs, General Counsel for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc., and of Counsel for Franchise and Business Lawyers, Holmes & Lofstrom. Most recently, Ms. McDowall was President and Owner of McDowall Law P.C., acting as Outside Counsel for Online Trading Academy since 2003.

In March 2013, Ms. McDowall joined the Online Trading Academy team as General Counsel. She is inspired by the culture and energy of the company and the commitment to creative solutions.

Ms. McDowall’s other exploits have included co-hosting “London’s Calling,” a business oriented radio show and hiking to Machu Picchu and through Slovenia and Croatia. She has also been a volunteer mediator in small claims courts. Giving her time in the service of others is a pastime that is close to her heart.


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