Nicole Brand (née Brambila) is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Nicole’s practice includes internal investigations in the U.S., litigation due diligence, civil litigation, and administrative appeals. Nicole works with a varied group of clients, including private equity and investment firms, health care companies, and trade associations. Nicole’s pro bono practice includes representing individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. and transgender individuals seeking legal name or gender marker changes on identity documentation. 

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole clerked for Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut for the 2019-2020 term. 

During law school, Nicole represented indigent defendants in criminal and parole proceedings as a student co-director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization’s Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to and during law school, Nicole interned at the San Francisco Public Defenders Office and the New Haven Public Defenders where she worked with indigent clients facing serious criminal charges. Nicole also served as an editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, a community outreach coordinator for Yale Law School’s Latinx Law Students Association, and a co-president of the Project for Law and Education at Yale. Prior to attending law school, Nicole was a 5th and 6th grade social studies teacher and a regional finalist for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award.    

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