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Nicole Y. Roberts

Associate

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

Ms. Roberts assists internet, technology, consumer 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 social media influencers and product labeling requirements. Ms. Roberts works with clients to minimize regulatory and litigation risks while achieving business and marketing goals.

Advertising and Consumer Protection

  • Advise clients on compliance with recent FTC guidance regarding endorsements, testimonials, and social media influencers.
  • Counsel clients on compliance with the Energy Labeling Rule.
  • Represent multinational technology company in an FTC investigation involving privacy and data security issues.

Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense

  • Represent biopharmaceutical company in an investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform regarding drug pricing and access issues.
  • Represent major pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation concerning alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • Represent defense contractor in a DOJ criminal export controls and fraud investigation and related civil litigation.

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)