Nicole Gelsomini

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2016
  • MA (Education), University of Colorado, 2012
  • BA (Humanities), with highest honors, University of Texas, 2009

Qualifications

  • California, 2016

Nicole Gelsomini

Associate

Nicole joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the litigation and enforcement group. She maintains a diverse practice, including privacy and data security actions, commercial litigation, and government and internal investigations. Nicole’s pro bono practice includes the representation of asylum applicants, domestic violence victims, and low-income housing tenants.

During law school, Nicole was an articles editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, an executive board member of the Law & Social Change Program of Study, and a participant in the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Prior to law school, Nicole worked as a teacher and on Teach For America’s recruitment team.

Experience

  • Represents LabMD in Eleventh Circuit challenge to the first ever FTC decision holding a company liable for allegedly having unreasonable data security practices in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
  • Represented leading biotechnology company in Eastern District of California antitrust and contract interference suit, securing dismissal of all claims.  
  • Counseled large insurance and financial service provider in data breach investigation, response, and nationwide notification.
  • Advised global oil and gas company in review of its anticorruption and trade compliance program. 
  • Represented investment advisory firm during SEC examination.

Publications