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Nicole Roberts is an associate in the firm's Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on complex consumer protection regulatory matters and government investigations.

Ms. Roberts assists internet, technology, consumer brands, health and wellness brands, and other companies navigate advertising and consumer protection issues. She provides counseling and compliance advice on a wide range of consumer protection issues, including, for example, claim substantiation, endorsements, social media influencers, product labeling requirements, and subscription auto-renewal marketing. Ms. Roberts works with clients to minimize regulatory and litigation risks while achieving business and marketing goals.

Advertising and Consumer Protection

  • Represent multinational technology company in FTC and State AG investigations involving data privacy and security and children’s privacy issues.
  • Represent multinational fintech company in an FTC investigation regarding advertising and marketing practices.
  • Advise clients on compliance with FTC guidance regarding endorsements, testimonials, and social media influencers.
  • Assist direct selling and multi-level marketing companies with developing policies and procedures, compensation plans, and income disclosure statements.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with the Energy Labeling Rule.

Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense

  • Represent individual in a DOJ Antitrust market allocation investigation.
  • Represented biopharmaceutical company in an investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding drug pricing and access issues.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation concerning alleged violations of the FCPA.

Pro Bono

  • Represent federal employee in a disability discrimination lawsuit against a federal government agency.
  • Drafted Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of former corrections officials arguing that the ban on Prison Legal News in Florida prisons violates the First Amendment.
  • Drafted Ninth Circuit amicus brief on behalf of a criminal defense organization arguing that federal statute criminalizing the encouragement or inducement of undocumented immigrants to come into or reside in the United States violated the First Amendment.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • New York City Law Department, Summer Honors Program Intern (2015)