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Nicole A. Saharsky is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 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 advised on government appeals in the federal courts of appeals.
Ms. Saharsky has argued the most cases in the U.S. Supreme Court of any woman in the last decade. In the Supreme Court, she has argued 29 cases, briefed 45 cases on the merits, and filed hundreds of certiorari-stage briefs and motions. Her cases involved a broad range of business issues, including securities, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, personal jurisdiction, and corporate criminal liability.
At the firm, Ms. Saharsky has handled appeals and advised clients in a number of areas, including intellectual property, data privacy, bankruptcy, employment, mortgage lending, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and criminal law. She also has had an active pro bono practice. She is leading the firm’s appellate effort on behalf of six DACA recipients who are seeking to remain in the United States.
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