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Nicole joined Reed Smith's Virginia Government Relations Team after several years working for the Virginia legislature. She enjoys helping clients have positive and productive interactions with state government. Nicole focuses on administrative practice before all state agencies and legislative and lobbying practice before the Virginia General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, and the Office of the Attorney General. She regularly partners with clients on drafting legislation, creating and implementing legislative strategies, testifying before legislative committees, lobbying legislators and other government officials, and developing creative solutions to help solve problems within state and local government.

Credentials

  • Florida State University, J.D.
  • Florida State University, M.S., Applied Economics
  • Mary Baldwin College, B.A., cum laude

  • Virginia

  • The Virginia Bar Association
  • Junior League of Richmond
  • University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership – Political Leader’s Program (2014)
  • Mary Baldwin College Advisory Board of Visitors (2013-2017)

Awards & Recognition

  • Nominee for Professional Women in Advocacy's 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award - Up and Coming Practitioner Category
  • Stephen A. Pendorf Introduction to Intellectual Property Book Award
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award