Nicole Giffin

McGuireWoods LLP

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McGuireWoods LLP
Charlotte, NC
Phone 1: (704) 343-2357

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Nicole focuses on representing companies and individuals in government investigations, enforcement actions, and internal investigations. She also offers creative advice on regulatory and compliance matters relating to consumer finance, bankruptcy, and licensing requirements and risks.

As a member of the nationally recognized Government Investigation and White Collar Litigation department, Nicole counsels clients on how to respond to government inquiries and requests for information.

She has a keen ability to spot issues or concerns that a company needs to address, identify the root causes of those issues, and advise on how to address the causes and limit associated risks.  Clients appreciate her ability to help them develop and implement remediation plans, then practically implement necessary changes to avoid similar issues in the future.

Nicole regularly represents financial institutions and fintech companies in government investigations, enforcement actions, and internal investigations.  Nicole also has experience advising financial institutions on bankruptcy matters. She counsels clients on bankruptcy requirements, practices, and policies and procedures; and defends them in bankruptcy contested matters, adversary proceedings, and government inquiries regarding bankruptcy practices.

In addition, Nicole works closely with the firm’s immigration lawyers to represent clients facing government inquiries, enforcement actions, or criminal investigations and charges for immigration related practices.  

Nicole started her legal career clerking for the Honorable James R. Sacca, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in one of the busiest bankruptcy courts in the country.  She graduated first in her class from The University of Mississippi School of Law where she received the Outstanding Graduate Award and served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Financial Services
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime