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Nicole joined Reed Smith in 2016 as an associate in the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group. She focuses on administrative practice before all state agencies and legislative practice before the Virginia General Assembly. Her work for clients includes 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.


  • 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, Vice President of Fund Development
  • 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

  • Stephen A. Pendorf Introduction to Intellectual Property Book Award
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award