NICOLE CHIPI focuses on the defense of companies in class actions, white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, and other complex litigation matters. She has handled a number of complex civil and criminal matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Nicole has experience representing clients before a variety of regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as in state and federal courts. Her clients span across a host of industries, including energy, logistics, and information technologies. Nicole also maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing individuals with claims regarding issues of asylum, human trafficking, and anti-LGBTQ+ persecution.
Prior to joining Sidley, Nicole clerked for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and was an associate at another firm’s Miami office. She earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she continues to teach as an adjunct professor, and received her B.A. with honors in psychology from Florida International University.
Nicole is fluent in Spanish.