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Nicole is an associate in our Global Commercial Disputes group, based in San Francisco. Her practice consists of complex commercial litigation with a focus on health care and intellectual property litigation.  Nicole has successfully briefed and argued dispositive motions in both state and federal courts.  She is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice and serves as Vice Chair of the Women's Initiative Network of Reed Smith (“WINRS”) in the San Francisco office. 


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2017, J.D., cum laude, Best Brief, Moot Court; Best Oral Advocate, Moot Court; CALI Awards in Negotiation, Mediation, and Pre-Trial Practice; Outstanding Performance in the Mediation Clinic
  • Stanford University, 2007, M.A., Sociology
  • Stanford University, 2006, B.A., History, Interdisciplinary Honors, Minor in Portuguese

  • California

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California

  • Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2018-2020 Term
  • Portuguese American Leadership Council, Member 
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Golden Gate Chapter Member, Board Member, 2012 – 2014
    • Multi-Cultural Alliance, Chair Elect, 2013
    • Chamberlain Scholarship Selection Committee, 2013
    • National Philanthropy Day “Bay Area Philanthropy Awards” Selection Committee, 2012
    • Mentoring Program Fellow, 2009-2012
    • Multi-Cultural Alliance Fellow, 2009-2014

  • Portuguese