Charlotte Nicholas is a helper. Her career is marked by a commitment to justice. Her diverse professional experience gives her a depth of perception that is invaluable to the firm and its clients.  

Ms. Nicholas has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. She is a trial lawyer whose background includes representing and defending an international pipeline in a nine-figure matter that brought her client favorable results. Ms. Nicholas has experience working on very large, complex cases that involved more than 11,000 commercial and personal injury plaintiffs in class actions and multidistrict litigations. She co-first chaired a civil trial for claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and has worked for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office in the Violent Crimes Unit.  

Ms. Nicholas has a well-rounded grasp of the judicial system, having clerked for the U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas, and is known for her adaptability and ability to work well under pressure.  

Before her career as a trial lawyer, Ms. Nicholas was a professional violinist who toured abroad. She attributes her success in the courtroom to her classical training and views the courtroom as her audience. She believes effective communication is critical. 

Ms. Nicholas has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
  • Represented an international pipeline defending a nine-figure commercial fraud dispute, resulting in a favorable settlement.  
  • Represented a global technology company in a Deceptive Trade Practices Act case brought by the State of Texas, resulting in a favorable settlement. 
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company defending a nine-figure anti-trust lawsuit, resulting in favorable settlement. 
  • Represented an international manufacturing company in a federal product liability case involving more than 11,000 commercial and personal injury plaintiffs, multiple class actions and multiple multidistrict litigations.  
  • Provided environmental regulatory advice to various medical device companies. 
  • Co-first chaired a civil trial for claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. 
EDUCATION
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2020
  • Rice University, Violin Performance, M.M.
  • Harvard University, Comparative Study of Religion; Minor in English, B.A.
PAST EXPERIENCE
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP, Associate
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Andrew S. Hanen, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Missouri State Bar 
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas  
PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES
  • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law – “Renewable Natural Gas: Legal Landscape, Private Sector Interest, and Future Opportunities for Investment.” 
PRO BONO/COMMUNITY
  • Legal Aid Society Intern Criminal Defense (New York City)