Attorney Profiles

Nicole S. Healy


Partner — Redwood City


Nicole Healy is a partner in the Firm’s Redwood City office.  Ms. Healy has tried cases to judgment in state and federal courts, and to decision in private arbitration proceedings. She has represented companies and individuals in a wide range of industries in shareholder class action and derivative litigation, including defending claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.  She has represented companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including in matters involving mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance and control; disputes regarding intellectual property rights including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets; contract disputes; and claims of unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business practices under the California Unfair Business Practices Act.  She has represented companies and individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and other government agencies.  She has conducted corporate internal investigations into possible violations of federal and state law.   She has also been active in pro bono litigation, including matters involving human rights violations.

In addition, Ms. Healy serves as volunteer mediator and conducts early neutral evaluations for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Healy has authored a number of articles on legal issues and is the author of the Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance (Practising Law Institute).  She is a frequent speaker on topics including anti-money laundering law and regulation, cryptocurrencies, and anti-bribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and has counseled companies regarding FCPA compliance.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Healy was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, Criminal Division.  There she focused on investigating and prosecuting international criminal matters, including violations of the FCPA. She also participated in negotiating multilateral anti-corruption treaties at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Organization of American States, and Council of Europe.  Ms. Healy joined the Department of Justice as a member of the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Ms. Healy co-chairs the ABA International Section, Anti-Money Laundering Committee; and is a member of the Steering Committee of the ABA International Section, Anti-Corruption Committee.  She is also a Board Member and current Chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Section.

In addition, Ms. Healy is a volunteer mentor to high school students through BUILD, a non-profit organization that teaches business entrepreneurship skills to encourage and motivate low-income and disengaged students to succeed in high school and college.  She is also a certified yoga instructor.