Nicole has extensive experience representing management in a full range of employment matters, including discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower matters and counseling and litigation avoidance. 

As lead counsel on numerous matters, Nicole has appeared on behalf of clients before both federal and state courts as well as federal, state and local agencies. The clients Nicole has represented operate in a variety of business sectors including the alcohol, restaurant, higher education, healthcare, and retail industries.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Nicole was an associate at a large national general practice firm where she concentrated on complex employment and business litigation. While earning her J.D., she interned for the District Attorney's Office of the 17th Judicial District of Colorado and for the United States Attorney's Office, Criminal Violent Crimes Division in Salt Lake City. Nicole also worked for Chief United States District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of the District of Colorado, as well as Judges Mark Hannen and Robert H. Russell II of the 18th Judicial District of Colorado Domestic Relations Division. 

Representative Experience
  • Served as lead trial counsel and won a directed verdict in New Jersey State Court defending a national grocery chain in a breach of contract and breach of duty of fair representation lawsuit involving the alleged breach of a collective negotiations agreement by an employee
  • Successfully defended and obtained summary judgment on behalf of the American sector of an institutionalized religious organization filed by a member of the clergy alleging breach of contract and defamation in connection with his employment
  • Defended a University in a discriminatory pay claim brought by a professor under the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act
  • Obtained a favorable global settlement on behalf of a leading multi-campus hospital in plaintiffs’ claims of discrimination in violation of NJLAD
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation (2022)