Nicole Gelsomini

Managing Associate

San Francisco

Nicole is a Managing Associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office with experience litigating privacy and cybersecurity cases and other complex commercial disputes.

Nicole has defended companies facing class action litigation, payment card brand claims, and government enforcement following the announcement of privacy and cybersecurity incidents. She has also advised companies on the initial response to potential incidents.

Nicole's civil litigation practice spans a range of other areas as well, including antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities disputes.  Her pro bono practice focuses on civil rights issues.  

Prior to law school, Nicole worked as a teacher and for Teach For America. 
    • LabMD. Represented LabMD in its successful petition to the U.S. Court of Appeals resulting in the first-ever court decision overturning an FTC cybersecurity action. 
    • Arby's. Representing Arby's in its defense against class action litigation and card brand claims arising from a payment card incident announced in February 2017.
    • Acuant. Representing Acuant in its defense against a privacy class action alleging that Acuant violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in connection with Acuant’s development and licensing of identity verification technologies.
    • Delta Dental. Representing Delta Dental companies in their defense against an antitrust challenge to Delta Dental business structure.
    • Ascension Data & Analytics. Represented Ascension in its defense against two consumer class actions stemming from a data security incident suffered by our client’s third-party vendor, where the named plaintiffs each ultimately filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of their claims.