Lucy Fato is Managing Director, Head of the Americas and General Counsel of Nardello & Co. Based in New York City, Lucy oversees the firm’s North and South American practices and serves as the firm’s global General Counsel. Lucy has more than 25 years of legal,compliance, regulatory and corporate governance experience advising numerous corporations, financial institutions and boards of directors.
Previously, Lucy was Executive Vice President & General Counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now known as S&P Global). Prior to joining McGraw Hill Financial, Lucy was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Prior to her role at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Lucy was a capital markets partner at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell where she began her legal career in 1991. At Davis Polk, she represented financial institutions as well as domestic and foreign private issuers on capital raising transaction, general corporate matters and corporate governance.
Lucy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 with a B.A. in business and economics, and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. In 2009, Lucy was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders. In 2015, she was the Randall’s Island Park Alliance business honoree and was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “2015 Attorneys Who Matter” for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics.
Lucy is a member of the Board of Directors of Amref Health Africa, the U.S. affiliate of an African-based organization that seeks to build health systems and train health workers to address the continent’s most critical challenges with a focus on maternal and child health. Since 2015, she has served on the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance; Lucy is a member of the Alliance’s Executive Committee.
Lucy lives in New York City with her husband (Matthew Detmer), two daughters (Malibu and Valentina), a dog (Zira) and two fish (Shooting Star and Charlie).