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Education

J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Nicole Audet Richardson

Associate

Practice Areas

Nicole represents professional liability and general liability insurers in connection with coverage issues and litigation matters before the federal and state courts nationwide.

Representative Experience

  • Serves as monitoring counsel in connection with various types of professional liability policies.
  • Drafts pleadings and motions in the federal and state courts on behalf of insurers in coverage litigation.
  • Conducts legal research addressing a wide variety of procedural and substantive issues for clients involved in complex insurance litigation.
  • Assists insurance trade associations regarding complex coverage issues, including amicus briefs supporting insurers' interests before the federal and state appellate courts and monitoring and analyzing developing case law.
  • Served as pro bono counsel in a complex child custody dispute in D.C. Superior Court. 
  • Experience with representing relators in cases brought under the False Claims Act.
  • Member of the litigation team representing Professor Alan Dershowitz in a highly-publicized defamation case in state court in Florida, which was resolved in April 2016 with the parties issuing a Joint Statement in which the opposing parties withdrew the allegations against Professor Dershowitz. 
  • Represented an insurance trade association participating as amicus curiae in a case before the Supreme Court of Louisiana that resulted in a favorable decision for insurance companies under Louisiana law. Arceneaux, et al. v. Amstar Corp., et al., No. 2015-C-0588 (La. Sept. 7, 2016)

Professional Experience

  • Director of Government Affairs Operations, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (2009-2012)
  • Legal Intern, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Criminal Division, Fraud & Public Corruption Section (2013)
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Gregory E. Jackson, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (2012)
  • Scheduler and Executive Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger (2008-2009)
  • Staff Assistant, Office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (2007-2008)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)

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