Nakita Cuttino’s scholarship examines the interplay between financial innovation, private ordering, and regulation to address economic inequality. She teaches first-year Contracts and a seminar titled Fintech and Financial Democratization.

Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Professor Cuttino was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Law. Previously, she practiced as a corporate associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in their Houston and New York offices, specializing in complex debt finance transactions with lending commitments ranging from $200 million to $1.5 billion as well as public and private security offerings with gross proceeds ranging from $300 million to $1.5 billion. Prior to joining Simpson, she served as a law clerk to Judge Eric L. Clay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professor Cuttino received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.B.A, magna cum laude, from Howard University.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Nakita Q. Cuttino, The Rise of “Fringetech”: Regulatory Risks in Earned-Wage Access, 115 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1505-1579 (2021).
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