Nicholas C. Dranias

General Counsel, NeWay Capital LLC

Nick Dranias is currently General Counsel of NeWay Capital LLC, which focuses on developing and implementing better than first world special jurisdictions around the world. Most recently, Dranias served as Senior Litigator in the Arizona Attorney General’s Government Accountability Unit. As President of Compact for America, he led 5 states to pass legislation agreeing to advance and ratify a federal balanced budget amendment. As Constitutional Policy Director of the Goldwater Institute he won a case upholding free speech before the U.S. Supreme Court. And at the Institute for Justice, he fought to break up licensing monopolies in cosmetology, waste hauling, taxi service, sign posting, and wine sales. In private practice, he has maintained a successful business and real estate practice in AZ, DC, IL, MN and TX; and won the Oliver Wendell Holmes Award for his service to the Chicago Bar Association. Dranias holds a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he served on the Law Review and won first-in-class awards in Land Use, Remedies and Legal Writing. He graduated cum laude with a BA in economics and philosophy from Boston University. Nick also serves as an adjunct professor in business law and ethics at Grand Canyon University.


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