Nicole Gelsomini

Managing Associate

San Francisco

Nicole Gelsomini defends companies against privacy, data security, and other complex commercial actions.

In her privacy and data security practice, Nicole represents companies facing litigation and regulatory investigations stemming from privacy and data security incidents.  She also leverages this experience to advise companies on responding to potential incidents and reducing exposure to privacy and data security laws.  Nicole's civil litigation practice spans a range of other areas as well, including antitrust and contract actions. Her pro bono practice focuses on immigration and civil rights issues.

Before law school, Nicole worked as a teacher and for Teach For America.

    • Acuant. Represented Acuant in its defense against a class action alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in connection with Acuant’s development and licensing of identity verification technologies.
    • Arby's. Represented Arby's in its defense against class action litigation and card brand claims arising from a payment card incident.
    • Chegg. Represented Chegg in its defense against arbitration demands stemming from a data breach.
    • Delta Dental. Representing Delta Dental companies in their defense against an antitrust challenge to Delta Dental business structure.
    • 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.
    • Micron. Represented Micron in its defense against fraud claims at trial.