Nicole focuses her practice in the areas of employment relations, policies, practices, and audits. She provides management-strategic counsel on a range of issues including negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, termination and severance, navigating discrimination and harassment allegations, employment handbooks, employment policies and procedures, and enforcement of non-competition clauses and other restrictive covenants.
Nicole has particular and extensive experience representing multinational companies, helping them comply with laws and regulations while managing liability, resolving conflicts, and protecting their investment in the U.S. market.
As a Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE), Nicole has a specific focus on assisting global clients with their international operations with issues such as corporate formation of international subsidiaries, contract disputes, export compliance, and employment law concerns for domestic and foreign-based employees.
Nicole began her career in the international business law practice of an Atlanta, Georgia law firm, where she focused on corporate, transactional, and employment matters for German companies operating in the USA. She was an associate and later a partner of a German-American law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she focused on foreign direct investment projects and employment matters for both foreign-owned corporations and American businesses.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Nicole led the employment law practice of Forrest Firm, PC.