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Nicole A. Saharsky is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group. She joined the firm after serving for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice, where she briefed and argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and provided advice regarding government appeals in the lower federal courts.
Ms. Saharsky has argued 29 cases, briefed 45 cases on the merits, and filed hundreds of certiorari-stage briefs and motions in the United States Supreme Court. Her cases involved a broad range of business issues, including securities, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, personal jurisdiction, and corporate criminal liability. She also advised government agencies (including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Copyright Office, and others) about issues and appeals in the lower federal courts.
At the firm, Ms. Saharsky is an “issues and appeals” lawyer – someone who can jump in at any stage of a case to advise on, brief, and argue difficult legal issues. She has done this for firm clients in a variety of areas, including bankruptcy, employment, mortgage lending, media and entertainment, telecommunications, data privacy, and intellectual property.
Before joining the Office of the Solicitor General, Ms. Saharsky was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers, specializing in appellate law. She also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General and clerked for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Saharsky received her law degree summa cum laude from University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Her undergraduate degree (in chemical engineering) is from Northwestern University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Cases Briefed and Argued
Labor and Employment
Corporate Criminal and Civil Liability
Criminal Law and Procedure
Civil Rights and Official Immunity
Other Statutory Interpretation
University of Minnesota - 2002 Juris Doctor
Northwestern University - 1996 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar