Nicole was previously employed at a large publicly traded media company, serving in various positions in the Legal and Human Resources departments during her ten-year tenure. As a corporate attorney, she was responsible for contracts, employment and real estate matters, FCC rules and regulations, insurance and risk management, and intellectual property and social media matters. She also drafted and negotiated a wide variety of complex commercial, real estate and personal services contracts, including agreements for well-known radio personalities around the country. In her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources Operations, Nicole was a key leader of the company’s HR team and served on the company’s 401(k) and benefits committees.
Nicole is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia. She started her legal career as a business litigator with an international Am Law 100 firm. For several years, she represented businesses and individuals in litigation and arbitrations in state and federal courts around the country. She also advised firm clients on business and regulatory issues, assisted with corporate transactions, and negotiated and drafted commercial contracts.
Born in St. Paul, MN, Nicole has lived in Atlanta since grade school. She received her B.S. in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors, including being named the Valedictorian for the School of Economics upon graduation. Nicole earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where she was an editor for the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law and participated on the Mock Trial Team. Additionally, during her time in law school, Nicole interned at the United States Attorneys’ Office in Washington, D.C. under Janet Reno and served as a student prosecutor for the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office.
Today, Nicole lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia with her husband Corey and their three children. She’s committed (usually) to her 5:30am workout sessions with her husband (a former gym owner and trainer) as well as challenging herself in the kitchen with delicious new recipes. Nicole also enjoys time with family, volunteering at her children’s school, and cheering on the Atlanta Falcons.