Nicole leverages her strong litigation experience to advise clients on navigating the unique challenges of parallel criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings.
A significant portion of Nicole’s practice is devoted to the representation of health care providers in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, and parallel civil proceedings. She has successfully defended clients in a variety of related areas, including workers’ compensation fraud, false billing, improper referrals, compound medications, and physician-owned distributorships.
Nicole also has extensive experience defending clients in criminal matters related to government contracting fraud, mortgage fraud, and labor violations, as well as civil qui tam actions and business disputes.
Prior to joining Bird Marella in 2012, Nicole served as law clerk to the Honorable Josephine Staton of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and practiced for three years as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.