Biography

Nicole Zolla is an employment law counselor with a litigator’s perspective and experience. She represents employers in all stages of employment litigation, from responding to pre-litigation demands to defending claims in federal and state courts and before city, state, and federal government agencies. Clients ranging from startup companies to international corporations have relied on Nicole to help defend them against claims of accessibility violations, discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation. As the workforce continues to change with new legislation and guidelines, Nicole also helps employers ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, including paid family leave and public accommodation laws.

Nicole participates actively on the New York State Bar Association's COVID-19 Pro Bono Recovery Task Force, providing legal representation on probate and estate proceedings in New York's Surrogate's Courts to administer small estates of New York residents who passed away due to COVID-19-related causes.

As a law student, Nicole worked as a student attorney in the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic, advocating for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In her off time, Nicole cheers on her undergraduate alma mater basketball team, the Villanova Wildcats.

Education
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2017)
    • President, Labor and Employment Law Association
    • First Place, New York State Bar Association Writing Competition
    • Student Attorney, Disability and Civil Rights Clinic
  • Villanova University (B.A., 2013)
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association