Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Nicole Phillis defends businesses and individuals in federal and state litigation, with experience in shareholder disputes, consumer class actions, and contractual claims in the media and entertainment industries. Nicole also defends companies in the food and beverage industries against consumer class actions for unfair competition and false advertising.
A former 9th Circuit law clerk for the Honorable Milan D. Smith Jr., Nicole has briefed copyright, unfair competition, and false advertising appeals before the 9th Circuit. Nicole has also consulted on 9th Circuit appeals regarding employment and discrimination-related disputes. Nicole is a member of DWT's food and beverage industry group, serves as the co-chair of Project W's "Women in Cannabis" initiative, and sits on the leadership committee for DWT's cannabis industry group, where her practice focuses on cannabis-related advertising, media, and speech issues.
In her civic and political life, Nicole is an elected official in Santa Monica, serving as a commissioner on the Santa Monica Rent Control Board. Nicole maintains an active pro bono practice, which she has devoted primarily to representing immigrants seeking lawful status in the United States.