Education

Rutgers University

B.A., Political Science, 2010

Western New England University School of Law

J.D., 2013
  • Western New England Law Review, Executive Board, Symposium Editor
  • James C. Faison Award for Multicultural Leadership
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Legal Fraternity
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Multicultural Law Students Association

Georgetown University Law Center

LL.M., 2016
  • Association of Securities and Financial Educators, Washington, D.C., 2016 Cohort

Bar Admission

Connecticut

Noel I. Bishop

Of Counsel

Overview

Noel Bishop is Of Counsel in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group. Ms. Bishop focuses her practice on both public and private companies in corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, and investment law. She has also experience in banking & financial services, lender liability, and litigation. Prior to attending law school, Noel was a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch for where she gained extensive experience in market practices, financial instruments, and investment management. Since joining the firm, Noel has expanded her practice and developed expertise in corporate finance, securities, corporate governance and FINRA compliance matters. Noel regularly counsels clients regarding:
  • Regular ’34 Act filings and compliance for publically-traded companies, including Annual, Quarterly and Current Reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K;
  • Entity governance documents, such as bylaws, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and buy-sell agreements;
  • Private offering issues, including fund formation, offering memorandums, required SEC filings, and compliance with blue sky laws;
  • Mergers and acquisitions and joint venture relationships;
  • Private securities offerings under Regulation D, fund formation, capital raising, and acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies issues for private equity and venture capital funds;
  • Drafting revisions to limited partnership agreements;
  • Securities compliance and registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, Investment Advisors Act, and related SEC Rules for private equity and venture capital fund manager;
  • Blue Sky compliance matters for public bond issuers and underwriter.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • 1st Circ. Lt. Governor of Membership for the American Bar Association (2012-2013)
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • House of Delegates, Elected Member, 2014-2018
    • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee, Commercial Finance Chair 2014-2015
  • George W. Crawford Bar Association
    • Treasurer, 2014-2015
    • Vice President, 2015-2016
  • Previously FINRA Series 7 and FINRA Series 66 licensed

Community Involvement

  • Council for Legal Education Opportunity, ABA
  • Thurgood Marshall Associate 2010-Present

Publications/Presentations

  • Rescissions Under the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C § 1641(c)), New England Real Estate Journal, December 2013
  • The Courts Cast an Eye on Mortgage Lending, Scotsman Guide, July 2014
  • The Impact of Deutsche Bank v. DeGennaro,, Halloran & Sage LLP October 2014 E-Newsletter, October 2014