nsoussan@reedsmith.com

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Nicole is a senior associate in Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources Group. She primarily represents clients in the energy industry at the trial and appellate level in a broad range of complex litigation matters. In addition to energy litigation, Nicole has experience in environmental, real estate, employment, and trade secret litigation, as well as general commercial disputes. Nicole also has significant experience in helping clients with OSHA and other governmental investigations related to excess exposure and contaminant levels, personal injuries, and fatalities on well and job sites.

Awards & Recognition

  • Anti-Defamation League’s Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award, 2017
  • Listed in "Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars" for Energy & Natural Resources, 2017
  • Texas Executive Women Rising Star Award, 2016
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit, 2015
  • Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2012

Civic Involvement

  • Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League
  • K-9 Angels Rescue
  • Teach for America

Credentials

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2011, J.D.
  • Washington University, 2006, B.A., magna cum laude

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • The Institute for Energy Law
  • Women's Energy Network
  • Association of Women Attorneys