Marcia Nordgren is an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the International Transactions Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School and the founder of the Law Offices of Marcia L. Nordgren in Washington, DC. Her practice focuses on emerging markets finance and development.

She has been practicing law for more than 30 years, with the last 20 dedicated to advising clients on complex cross-border finance transactions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Before starting her firm in 2010, Nordgren was a legal consultant to FINCA International and to Small Enterprise Assistance Funds. She also was the first general counsel of Global Communities (formerly CHF International). From 1999 through 2007, she was assistant general counsel at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (now the United States International Development Finance Corporation), where she was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and closing cross-border structured finance, small and medium enterprise, microfinance, loan guaranty, and political risk insurance transactions worldwide. 

Nordgren also served as associate general counsel of Rolls-Royce North America, where she structured guaranty finance packages for airlines and airframe manufacturers in North and South America. Before joining Rolls-Royce, she practiced law in the New York offices of Hunton & Williams and Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, where she specialized in aircraft, equipment, and project finance. 

In 1994, the New York State Bar Association chose Nordgren to join the United Nations as an international elections observer for Mozambique’s first democratic elections. She is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.