“Sources describe her as a ‘formidable advocate and extraordinarily well respected.’”
Chambers USA

概述

 Nicole A. Saharsky is co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. She focuses her practice on briefing and arguing cases in the US Supreme Court and in the federal and state appellate courts and on developing legal strategy for the trial courts and agency proceedings. She has been identified by the Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer” in the Dispute Resolution (Appellate) practice area and ranked in Chambers USA for Appellate Law. She also has been recognized by Washingtonian as one of Washington DC’s best lawyers for Supreme Court practice and as one of Washington DC’s most powerful women.

In the US Supreme Court, Nicole has argued 30 cases, briefed 46 cases on the merits, and filed hundreds of certiorari-stage briefs and motions. Her cases involved a broad range of business issues, including securities fraud, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, personal jurisdiction, and corporate criminal liability. Most recently, she argued Taggart v. Lorenzen, a bankruptcy case about contempt of court. Nicole frequently provides commentary on the Supreme Court for C-SPAN, Law360, Reuters, and other national media outlets. She recently was featured in a Law360 article and video series on the topic, “Will the Future of the Supreme Court Bar Be Female?”

Nicole also has briefed and argued federal and state appeals and trial-level motions for clients across a wide variety of industries. Her cases have involved administrative law, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, constitutional law, environmental law, ERISA, intellectual property, labor and employment law, personal jurisdiction, and tax issues. She currently serves as lead appellate counsel for the US Women’s National Soccer Team in their equal-pay lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation.

Nicole previously served for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice, where she was responsible for briefing and arguing cases in the US Supreme Court and overseeing government appeals in the federal courts of appeals. She also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General and clerked for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the Fifth Circuit. She received her law degree summa cum laude from University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Before law school, she worked at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.

执业经验

CASES BRIEFED & ARGUED IN THE US SUPREME COURT

Securities Fraud

  • Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (2014)*
  • Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (2013)
  • Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (2012)
  • Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co. (2010)*

Labor & Employment

  • Tibble v. Edison International (2014) (ERISA)*
  • Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (2014) (Title VII)*
  • Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall (2013) (Labor-Management Relations Act)
  • Lawson and Zang v. FMR, LLC (2013) (Sarbanes-Oxley Act)*
  • Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn (2007) (ERISA)*
  • Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. v. Brown (2007) (National Labor Relations Act)

Intellectual Property

  • Matal v. Tam (2016) (Trademark)
  • Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (2013) (Copyright)*
  • Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (2010) (Patent)

Bankruptcy

  • Taggart v. Lorenzen (2018)*
  • Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A. (2010)*

Personal Jurisdiction

  • BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell (2016)*

Corporate Criminal and Civil Liability

  • Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter (2014) (False Claims Act)
  • Southern Union Co. v. United States (2011) (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)

Criminal Law and Procedure

  • County of Los Angeles v. Mendez (2016) (Fourth Amendment)*
  • Mathis v. United States (2015) (Federal Sentencing)*
  • Montgomery v. Louisiana (2015) (Eighth Amendment and Federal Habeas)
  • Kansas v. Cheever (2013) (Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Compelled Self-Incrimination)*
  • Florida v. Jardines (2012) (Fourth Amendment)*
  • Missouri v. McNeely (2012) (Fourth Amendment)*
  • Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington (2011) (Fourth Amendment)*
  • Perry v. New Hampshire (2011) (Due Process Clause)*
  • DePierre v. United States (2010) (Federal Drug Crimes)*
  • Berghuis v. Thompkins (2009) (Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Compelled Self-Incrimination)*
  • Montejo v. Louisiana (2008) (Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel)
  • Kansas v. Ventris (2008) (Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel)*
  • United States v. Hayes (2008) (Federal Firearms Prohibition)*
  • Burgess v. United States (2007) (Federal Sentencing)*

Constitutional Law

  • Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle (2015) (Territory Clause)*
  • NASA v. Nelson (2010) (Right to Privacy)
  • Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (2009) (Takings Clause)
  • Bond v. United States (2010) (Standing)
  • United States v. Stevens (2009) (First Amendment Speech Clause)

Civil Rights and Official Immunity

  • McCrory v. Harris (2016) (Voting Rights)*
  • Ivy v. Morath (2016) (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Filarsky v. Delia (2011) (Qualified Immunity)*
  • Horne v. Flores (2008) (Federal Education Standards)*

Other Statutory Interpretation

  • Bruce v. Samuels (2015) (Federal Prisons)*
  • Chafin v. Chafin (2012) (International Treaty on Child Abduction)*
  • Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder (2009) (Immigration)*
  • Kucana v. Holder (2009) (Immigration)*
  • Kiyemba v. Obama (2009) (War on Terror)
  • Negusie v. Holder (2008) (Immigration)
  • Nken v. Holder (2008) (Immigration)

* Argued


教育背景

Northwestern University, BS, Chemical Engineering

University of Minnesota Law School, JD, summa cum laude
Lead Articles Editor, Minnesota Law Review

执业资格

  • 华盛顿哥伦比亚特区

出庭资格

  • 美国最高法院
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • 美国第二巡回上诉法院
  • 美国第三巡回上诉法院
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 美国第九巡回上诉法院
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • 美国联邦巡回上诉法院
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois