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Tyler Nolley


Tyler Nolley turns her attention to detail and knack for communication to all phases of white collar criminal litigation and securities enforcement, including discovery, motion practice, and court appearances.

Tyler’s interest lies at the intersection of anticorruption and corporate responsibility. She takes a holistic approach to corporate compliance, helping to give clients the tools they need to overcome legal challenges and maintain compliance in the long term.

Tyler helps clients with a diverse range of high-profile cases, such as white collar litigation, SEC enforcement, internal investigations, and more, for both plaintiffs and defendants. She appreciates the unique intricacies of every case and enjoys interpreting novel issues of law to give clients actionable advice and present their cases in a compelling way.

Insight and experience

While in law school at the American University Washington College of Law, Tyler worked in the Enforcement Division of the SEC as well as directly for then-Commissioner Allison H. Lee. She particularly enjoyed the public service aspect, and the work fueled her interest in corporate compliance.

Tyler’s law school experience also included the prestigious summer fellowship for the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, where she assisted low-income clients with complex legal issues. She also worked in the chambers of Judge Michael Shipp of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as on the Hill for the late Rep. Donald McEachin.

This background gave Tyler a well-rounded view of litigation and the workings of the federal government, which she now uses to help clients with their cases in court and before federal agencies.

A skilled communicator

Tyler worked with New York-area public relations firms prior to law school. She also served as the chief marketing officer of an innovative app in the haircare industry. Helping PR clients build corporate social responsibility initiatives sparked her interest in the legal side of corporate responsibility.

Tyler currently runs the social media outreach of the Washington Bar Association as the organization’s assistant secretary. She uses her communication skills to advance the WBA’s purposes of fostering the legal community and advancing justice.

Tyler isn’t just an adept communicator in English. With a dual undergraduate degree in communications and Spanish studies, she also can assist international clients with U.S. legal matters.

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law
  • B.A., Communications and Spanish studies, University of Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Summer Fellow, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
  • Dean’s Fellow, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law

Tyler has varied work experience, including in the SEC Enforcement Division and as a legal intern to then-Commissioner Allison H. Lee. She interned at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and interned for the late Rep. Donald McEachin. She also interned at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) in Washington, D.C. Before law school, Tyler was a public relations professional. She became interested in law school while helping PR clients with corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Professional activities & memberships
  • Washington Bar Association, Assistant Secretary
  • Deputy Editor, Human Rights Brief at American University Washington College of Law (former)