Nicole represents individuals and businesses in commercial, regulatory and white collar criminal matters.
Nicole has litigated a wide variety of business disputes. She has represented health care providers in matters such as contract and employment disputes, electronic health records disputes, whistleblower cases and government agency investigations. Nicole has advised clients faced with federal or state government subpoenas and civil investigative demands and has defended clients in white collar criminal matters. Nicole has also litigated many shareholder and closely-held company disputes, in businesses ranging from software to agriculture. She has also represented energy and pipeline companies in disputes with landowners.
Defended businesses in complex multidistrict litigation.
Represented businesses in antitrust cases.
Represented energy businesses in easement and maintenance disputes with landowners and tenants.
Represented clients in federal and state appeals.
Health Care Fraud & Compliance
Defended health care provider in government antitrust investigation.
Advised providers regarding Medicare and Medicaid and HIPAA compliance issues.
Represented physicians and other providers in licensing and credentialing matters.
White Collar & Regulatory Defense
Represented businesses in attorney general investigations related to consumer protection, antitrust and fraud.
Defended health care providers facing False Claims Act claims.
Represented businesses in federal criminal investigations in areas including financial services, employment and immigration.
Advised medical practices regarding shareholder disputes.
Represented shareholder and president of closely-held company in buy-out matter.
Represented minority shareholder in fiduciary duty dispute.
Nicole has represented individuals and nonprofit institutions in matters involving Constitutional law, including First Amendment and election issues. She was also lead counsel in the firm’s representation of a Guantànamo detainee in habeas litigation, which resulted in the detainee’s repatriation to his home country.
Pro Bono Representation
Nicole has represented low-income individuals in many areas, including consumer debt, family law and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. She has also written amicus briefs for non-profit organizations in cases involving the death penalty, criminal expungement and immigrants’ rights.
Clerk, Honorable John R. Tunheim, for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2005-2006
American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, Board Chair
American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Foundation, Board Member
Harvard Club of Minnesota, Board President