Nicole D. Horowitz


  • JD, magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2015;
    senior managing editor, Hastings Law Journal; Thurston Honor Society
  • MA (Art Business), University of Manchester, 2011
  • BA (Art History), Northwestern University, 2009


  • California, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2017
  • Spanish
  • Executive Committee Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern California Chapter

Nicole D. Horowitz


Nicole Horowitz joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the litigation group in 2015.

During law school, Nicole worked as an extern for the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, for the Honorable Barbara Jaffe in the New York State Supreme Court, and on the Government Team of the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney. She also served as the senior managing editor of Hastings Law Journal and acted as a Spanish interpreter for the Hastings Refugee & Human Rights Clinic.

Given her background in the arts and fluency in Spanish, Nicole focuses her pro bono efforts on advising arts organizations, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and obtaining grants of asylum for clients from Central America.


  • Welgus v. TriNet et al., 2017 WL 6466264 (N.D. Cal.): Obtained dismissal on behalf of TriNet, its officers, and directors of class action claims asserted against them under the Securities Exchange Act and Securities Act based on TriNet’s IPO, secondary offering, and subsequent filings.
  • Representing major multinational technology company in responding to regulator’s allegations of antitrust violations.
  • Secured successful settlement for private equity client and its portfolio company in dispute involving breach of contract, tort, and antitrust issues.
  • Defended client in two-week arbitration of contract dispute.
  • Represented electronics manufacturer in multidistrict antitrust class action litigation.
  • Conducted internal investigation of ethics violations for investment advisor.


  • Note, “Price-Fixing the Priceless? Discouraging Collusion in the Secondary Art Market,” 66 Hastings L.J. 331 (2014)
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