Some of Nicole’s recent experience includes serving as a key member of the Weil trial team that secured an $8 million jury verdict on behalf of a healthcare provider against one of the largest health insurance companies in the country based on the insurer’s underpayment for medical services. Nicole also recently served on a Weil team representing Westinghouse and its successor Wind Down Co. in a putative class action arising out of Westinghouse’s chapter 11 bankruptcy, obtaining victories on behalf of the clients in front of the Bankruptcy Court, District Court, and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which wholly barred the assertion of multi-million dollar pre-petition claims. Currently, Nicole is assisting sophisticated business clients, including a major retailer and a restaurant franchisee, in litigation arising from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the breach of contract and bankruptcy contexts.
Nicole is also actively involved in pro bono engagements, and has served on the Weil team assisting the Legal Aid Society in representing human trafficking victims in motions to vacate convictions related to their exploitation.
In addition to her practice, Nicole is an active member of the legal community. At the state level, she serves on the Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board, the Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee, and the Florida Bar Media Law Committee. She is also a recent alumnus of the Miami-Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy, which selects its participants based on their professional experience, leadership, and service to the community.
Prior to joining the firm, Nicole graduated third in her class, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. During law school, she served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Paul C. Huck of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and a Legal Intern for the University of Miami’s Athletics Compliance Office. She also served on the Board of Governors for the Law Student Division of the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division. Nicole currently serves on the Executive Board of the University of Miami School of Law’s Young Alumni Committee.
Prior to law school, Nicole received a double B.A. degree, with distinction, in Journalism & Mass Communications as well as Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper.