Nicole Woods is an associate at Ice Miller where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts and financial services litigation. She has also assisted in significant environmental litigation.
In her role as a litigation associate, she has prepared discovery requests and responses, various pretrial documents, memoranda in response, summary judgment motions, trial briefs and appellate briefs, including a petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Nicole served as e-discovery and litigation technology coordinator for the Columbus office. Her knowledge of computers and technology allows her to effectively counsel clients on best practices in searching, preserving, collecting and producing electronically stored information. She has designed and implemented electronic discovery programs for clients in compliance with the revised discovery rules. In this capacity, she led the discovery effort for a public company in a collective FLSA action involving roughly 1,000 current and former assistant store managers. She also developed a preservation protocol and successfully coordinated both paper and electronic discovery efforts including thousands of personnel files, store files and electronic communications through in-house litigation support software.
Nicole began her legal career as an administrative assistant. While working full-time, she obtained her paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School in 2005. Then, while continuing to work full-time as a paralegal, she obtained her juris doctor, summa cum laude, from Capital University Law School in 2009 where she was a member of the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Curia. She was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was awarded CALI excellence book awards for top performance in eight different classes.
Reported and Representative Cases
Obtained summary judgment for large corporate client that resulted in dismissal of the complaint prior to certification of potential multi-state wage and hour collective action lawsuit
“A fix for the discovery nightmare: Hand-holding or handcuffs?,” Verdict: The Journal of the Trial Practice Committee, February 25, 2011
"Ohio's Regulation of Demolition or Renovation of Buildings Containing Asbestos," Fine Print: A Quarterly Publication of The Ohio State Bar Association and Our Members, Summer 2013