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Nicole Y. Roberts
Washington +1 202 662 5157 nroberts@cov.com Download V-card

Nicole Roberts is an associate in the Washington, DC office and a member of the Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. Ms. Roberts has experience representing major companies and individuals in multi-jurisdictional civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Roberts maintains an active pro bono practice, with a particular interest in disability rights advocacy and appellate litigation.

  • Represent a 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.

Previous Experience

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