Nicholas Austin

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Nick Austin’s work primarily focuses on providing expert counsel to major Fortune 100 businesses. He works at

Wells Fargo as Senior Counsel and Vice President in the Corporate Strategic Transactions group, assisting on

M&A and Venture Capital transactions.


Nick worked as Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital Counsel at Caterpillar, where he advised senior

company executives on legal matters pertaining to M&A and Caterpillar’s venture capital and joint venture

projects. Nick helped to establish Caterpillar’s first corporate venture capital initiative, and served as General

Counsel of Caterpillar’s Toronto based tunneling business, Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corporation, where

he led legal operations for the entity.


As an associate at the Georgetown offices of Foley & Lardner, LLP, Nick handled M&A and Business

Transactions where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, securities and

energy related matters. At Foley, Nick served two secondments as In-House Counsel for Cummins Inc. and



Nick is the Chair and CEO of the Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association. He is also a member

of the Board of Trustees for the The Black Student Fund, and he previously served as the Treasurer of the

Young Lawyers Division of the Washington Bar Association.


Nick earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where he was on the Moot Court team and also

served as BLSA President. Nick is a Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College

where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger. An aggressive entrepreneur

and proud DC native, Nick also owns several DC-area based businesses and properties. Nick is a proud

member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


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