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Kristi A. Nickodem

Fax +1.919.516.2114
Kristi Nickodem is an associate in the Raleigh office, focusing her practice on labor, employment, and workplace safety. Ms. Nickodem has experience advising employers on a wide variety of labor and employment issues, including employee separations, compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws, the provision of reasonable accommodations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, responding to citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the provision of leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Act and various state and local leave laws, As part of her practice, she also drafts handbooks, policies, employment agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements for employers. Ms. Nickodem has helped represent employers in a wide variety of administrative and civil litigation matters, including authoring pleadings, motions, and legal memoranda in matters involving trade secrets, contractual breaches, discrimination claims, and wage and hour issues, Ms. Nickodem also conducts employment due diligence and advises on complex employment compliance issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nickodem served as a judicial extern for Judge John M. Tyson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She was also a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2015.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “#MeToo: How the Movement Impacts the Way Your Company Addresses Sexual Harassment,” K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar, February 2018.