Nicole A. Aaronson Associate

     

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Nicole Aaronson practices in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy, cannabis law and intellectual property. She also is experienced in employment and labor matters. Nicole preemptively assists clients with a broad range of transactional and contract matters, restrictive covenants and noncompete disputes, labor force reductions and grievances under collective bargaining agreements. She is well versed in related class action defense work and skillfully represents clients in a variety of alternative dispute resolution scenarios.

Nicole was a judicial extern for the Honorable Gary A. Feess at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Honorable Sandra Ikuta at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She volunteers at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project and is an alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Focus

Cyber Liability
Nicole advises clients on rapidly evolving privacy threats, including the collection, use, retention and destruction of data. She also defends data privacy class-action litigation and litigated matters involving invasion of privacy, right of publicity and statutory consumer claims. In addition, Nicole handles breach response and other sensitive situations arising from the misuse of computers and related technology.

Cannabis Law
Nicole assists growers, processors, distributors and vendors within the legalized cannabis industry and organizations outside the industry impacted by cannabis legalization in navigating the challenging new risk management, business practices and insurance landscape presented by this rapidly developing industry. She advises on product liability risks from cannabis products, new-product packaging and labeling laws, professional liability risks inherent in operating a dispensary, obstacles to protecting intellectual property, and helps startups develop risk management methods and solve insurance coverage problems created by conflicting state and federal laws.