Hillary focuses her practice on complex product liability litigation defense, as well as regulatory counseling for medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer product and agribusiness companies. She customizes her approach to each client’s unique needs, and develops and implements efficient solutions to any problem a client may face. Hillary also represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in large multidistrict litigation. Her regulatory practice includes FDA-regulated clients of all sizes and across a range of industries. She has counseled clients on product labeling, marketing and advertising, risk assessment and management. Before rejoining Shook, Hillary was an associate general counsel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
While in law school, Hillary represented state and federal prisoners in appellate and post-conviction litigation through the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project, interned for the Honorable Judge Julie A. Robinson for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Law Review. Hillary also represents clients through Shook’s partnership with the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, a nonprofit collaboration between the Missouri Bar and the state public defender system to provide legal counsel to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
Katie Gates Calderon, Lindsey Heinz and Hillary Nicholas, Can You Stop Photography During An FDA Inspection?, Law360, September 1, 2017.