Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Nicole is a partner in the Investment Management Group and the Chair of Sullivan's Corporate Governance & Board Advisory Practice Group. Nicole serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Lateral Partner Hiring Committee.
Nicole's practice focuses on the representation of boards and board committees, including independent directors, as well as a broad spectrum of companies, such as investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers. Nicole regularly advises on all aspects of governance and compliance, including the operation of investment companies and related transactions, crisis and conflict management, regulatory oversight and compliance, government and internal investigations, and shareholder engagement issues. Nicole counsels clients on all aspects of SEC and self-regulatory organization regulation. She is known as a trusted adviser to clients.
In recognition of her work, Nicole was named one of the top ten women investment management lawyers by Fund Board Views, and was also named a "Next Generation Lawyer" and a "Recommended" lawyer by The Legal 500 US. In 2019, she was included on DCA Live's inaugural list of the top Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice. She was named a "Rising Star" at the Mutual Fund Industry Awards by Fund Action/Fund Intelligence and is a member of the Firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Nicole served as Chair of the Firm's Women's Initiative from 2017-2021 and is a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Prior to joining Sullivan, Nicole was an associate at Winston & Strawn and Baker & McKenzie. She has an LL.M. from University College London focusing on international law with focus on international human rights and investment and worked on investment and human rights as a legal fellow at Amnesty UK (London) and Amnesty USA (DC).
Best Lawyers in America® (2024)
Emerging Woman Leader in Private Practice, DCA Live (2019)
Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 U.S.(2018-2023)
Mutual Funds Industry Awards Rising Star (2018)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program (2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 U.S. (2012-2016, 2018-2023)