Nicole provides guidance to clients in all stages of the eDiscovery process. She provides eDiscovery support and project management to corporate legal departments and outside counsel on various complex litigation matters. Nicole advises clients on use of data analytics to identify relevant documents and reduce the reviewable population, providing subject matter analysis and planning and solution development for clients and consulting teams, and she reviews, revises and negotiates electronically stored information (ESI) protocol from the DOJ, FTC, SEC and other regulatory agencies. She has served as a primary point of contact for clients and as a day-to-day leader in the management and execution of projects involving the identification, collection, processing, review and production of electronic data relevant to litigation or regulatory investigations.
Nicole’s guidance to clients includes managing costs and duration of eDiscovery projects, developing and implementing document review protocols, supervising and performing quality control, and working to develop workflow and maintain compliance with protocols. She has reviewed documents in response to document requests, performed targeted searches in preparation of depositions and created and edited privilege logs. She has experience with every stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from beginning to end of the trial journey.
Earlier in her career, Nicole represented clients at court proceedings in commercial litigation cases, researching and preparing legal memoranda on topics including property subrogation and insurance regulation. She also performed legal research and provided legal advice on insurance regulatory issues and drafted and implemented corporate policy pertaining to security breaches.
Prior to attending law school, Nicole was a software applications engineer who designed and programmed interactive voice response systems and also worked as a programmer analyst where she designed and programmed insurance applications.
Presentations and Publications
Panelist, Your eDiscovery Processes, How Do You Measure Up?, Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), December 2019.
Panelist, Tales from the Trenches: A 21st Century Second Request, Relativity Fest, 2019.
Utilizing Technology to Provide Defensible Privilege Logs in an Era of eDiscovery, 13 Digital Discovery & E-Evidence, (BNA) No. 12, at 298, June 6, 2013.