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Nicole A. Stockey

Nicole Stockey concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation and related matters, and investigations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption related laws.

Nicole has led and assisted with internal investigations of business activities, individuals associated with clients, and foreign business partners. These investigations have addressed anonymous and whistleblower threats, fraud, corruption, employee theft, conflicts of interest, international trade, and other alleged misconduct. Nicole has conducted internal investigations in the United States, North America, South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Ms. Stockey has represented clients in alleged corruption and related accounting matters before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Specifically, Ms. Stockey has assisted clients in obtaining favorable outcomes before various enforcement authorities, including a declination by the DOJ and non-prosecution agreement with the SEC.

Ms. Stockey also conducts anti-corruption due diligence on prospective and current business partners and in the in the context of mergers & acquisitions. She counsels clients regarding anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance. She assists clients in conducting risk assessments regarding their business operations and counsel clients on their anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies, procedures, and programs. She also assists clients with training their employees and business partners on compliance with the FCPA and other anti-corruption and related laws.

Related to her employment litigation, Ms. Stockey has assisted clients with defending claims for gender, racial, age, and disability discrimination. She has also assisted in the defense of claims involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and other contract and tort laws. She has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and various state agencies and authorities. She successfully defended against and secured favorable resolutions related to EEOC Commissioner Charges. She has conducted internal investigations involving various employment issues, including sexual and racial harassment, as well as other employee misconduct.

With respect to her commercial litigation practice, Ms. Stockey focuses on insurance coverage, securities law, and toxic tort matters.

Nicole was a summer associate at the firm in 2007 and 2008.  Previously, she served as a Law Clerk for Federal Public Defender, Western District of Pennsylvania.

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Women in White Collar Defense Association
  • Graduate of Pittsburgh Leadership’s Development Initiative Class XXIII
  • Winner of K&L Gates TED Talk Competition (2019)
  • Recipient of K&L Gates Pittsburgh Partner Mentorship Award (2019)
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2018-2019.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2017-2018.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2016-2017.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2015-2016.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2014-2015.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2013-2014.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2012-2013.
  • “Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media,” MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2011-2012.
  • “Last Stand? The Criminal Responsibility of War Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” 85 Ind. L.J.1, 87 (2010).
  • “Reviving the ‘Vietnam Defense’: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Criminal Responsibility in a Post-Iraq/Afghanistan World,” 29 Developments in Mental Health Law 1, 59 (2010).
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