Nicci represents companies big and small in competition-related disputes.

Overview

Nicci's experience in some of the largest class action cases in the U.S. has taught her how to find effective solutions for her clients, even in large-scale litigation.

A self-professed nerd, Nicci has a passion for helping clients understand how antitrust and other trade practices laws apply to new and emerging technologies. Clients benefit from the unique insights Nicci has gained by litigating both antitrust and intellectual property claims. Her devotion to writing a winning brief is matched only by her zeal for conducting a strong cross examination. 

Experience

Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients trust Nicci’s advice on antitrust issues such as pricing, internet sales, grey-market goods, and licensing issues.

Nicci is currently defending clients in two nationwide antitrust and consumer-protection class actions related to alleged information sharing in two different agricultural industries.

She defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against claims related to the settlement of intellectual property litigation.

She also defended a national health care insurer in multi-district litigation brought by putative nationwide classes of medical providers and insurance subscribers asserting RICO and antitrust claims.

Nicci’s other trade practices work spans from representing a high-tech financial services company in a Federal Trade Commission investigation to defending companies in litigation involving allegations of software trade secret misappropriation, unfair-trade-practices claims, and claims under the Lanham Act.

Nicci has successfully defended a number of companies against claims brought under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Nicci took the lead in writing the brief that persuaded the Seventh Circuit to vacate the largest class ever certified in an ERISA class action.

Twice, she represented three former U.S. Attorneys General as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She also represented media organizations as amicus curiae before the Missouri Supreme Court.

News & Insights

News

Speaking Engagements

Publications

"Internal Investigations: Obtaining the Best Outcome When Issues Are Uncovered," ACC St. Louis Newsletter, October 27, 2017

 "Internal Investigations: Protecting the Company During the Investigation," ACC St. Louis Newsletter, December 20, 2016

"A New Theory of Personal Jurisdiction in Product Liability," October 4, 2016

"Location, Location, Location: Personal Jurisdiction in Products Liability Lawsuits," September 28, 2016

Missouri Practical Law Initial Appeals, 2014

Missouri Practical Law Additional Appeals, 2014 

Practice under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Chapter 8, Plea and Sentencing Procedure, 2010 – 2019 

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Vice Chair of the Missouri Bar Antitrust Committee

FOCUS St. Louis Leadership St. Louis, Class 2017 - 2018

Missouri Botanical Garden Corporate Council Representative, Corporate Sustainability Initiatives Committee

MS Society Corporate Challenge Fundraiser

Motion for Kids, Volunteer

Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

Eighth Circuit Bar Association

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Admissions

  • Missouri 
  • District of Columbia 
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2007 

University of Missouri, B.S./B.A., 2002

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