Nicole counsels clients regarding worldwide patent portfolio management and strategic development. Her practice involves domestic and international patent drafting and prosecution focused primarily in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bioengineering biologics, and life sciences. Nicole's practice also involves due diligence investigations as well as freedom to operate and patentability opinions. In addition, her practice also includes litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, and inter partes review proceedings. Prior to practicing law, Nicole was a scientific advisor at an international patent law firm, and a senior research scientist at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. At Wyeth, she worked in research and development in the Department of Pain's Molecular Pharmacology Group and served as a program leader for two drug discovery targets. Nicole is co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles and has presented her research at national and regional scientific conferences. She also received a Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation's Advanced Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology to support her predoctoral thesis work.