Nicole is the Boise Office Managing Partner and she is a trial attorney handling complex business litigation matters in federal and state court. Nicole’s trial practice emphasizes business transactions, contract claims, trade secret defense and enforcement, corporate torts, and injunction actions. Nicole has successfully first-chaired trials in federal and state courts, arbitration, and regulatory actions that range from high-stakes litigation to smaller matters that have an impact on her clients’ businesses. Clients describe Nicole as a “smart and tenacious lawyer,” who is “not afraid to tackle tough cases,” according to a Chambers USA survey. She clerked for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable T.G. Nelson and currently serves as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for Idaho.
Nicole previously worked as Corporate Counsel for a global agricultural seed company, and with this experience Nicole continues to serve the industry as a member of Stoel Rives’ Food and Agribusiness team. She works with processing, manufacturing, and other agricultural companies as well as entities in the beer and wine manufacturing and distribution industry. Nicole assists clients in maneuvering through agribusiness regulations, including compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP), Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA), federal seed regulations, and regulatory oversight of agricultural and food processing companies.
Nicole is a business-savvy and tenacious trial attorney, focusing on her clients’ needs. Nicole serves as outside general counsel to local Idaho companies, using her experience as in-house counsel to provide legal services that align with each company’s individual business goals and strategies. Nicole uses her business and courtroom experience to develop and implement winning legal strategies that reach her clients’ goals.
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