Nora O'Brien

Associate

Tel: (619) 525-1357

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At a Glance

Nora was associate general counsel at the Illinois Finance Authority.
 
She serves as treasurer on the Board of Women in Public Finance.
 
Nora is a University of San Diego School of Law graduate.
 

Nora O’Brien serves as bond, special and disclosure counsel for a variety of public finance transactions. These include Mello-Roos community facilities district bonds, Marks-Roos joint financing authority bonds, property assessed clean energy — or PACE — bonds, assessment district bonds, certificates of participation, tax allocation bonds, revenue bonds and general obligation bonds. She is an associate in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Public Finance practice group.
 
Prior to joining BB&K, Nora was associate general counsel at the Illinois Finance Authority, where she managed bond issues for more than 65 transactions in a par amount of more than $5 billion. She also served as compliance officer, the Freedom of Information Act officer and the Open Meetings Act designee for the Authority.
 
Nora is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and serves as treasurer on the Board of Women in Public Finance. She is called upon by these and other associations to share her knowledge as a speaker. She is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Illinois.
 
Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A.


Awards

  • Women in Public Finance Rising Star Award, 2017

 

  • Women in Public Finance, National Board member, 2016-present, treasurer 2017
  • Women in Public Finance, Associate Board member 2012-2014 and co-chair 2014
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2011-present