Nicolette has significant experience assisting in integrating employee benefits plans and other human resources-related integration issues associated with mergers and acquisitions.
During the M&A process, Nicolette has conducted HR due diligence and issue spotting and has assisted in providing insight to clients on separation, integration, and stand-up objectives. She also has experience assisting in guiding clients through all stages of integration including benefits, payroll, compensation, organizational design, talent, compliance, HR communications, and knowledge and learning issues. She has drafted integration workplans, key milestones, and operational readiness assessments for clients and has led cross-functional dependency and interdependency workshops.
Nicolette’s technical tax experience includes assisting in providing global tax advice in relation to employee benefits. She has helped clients by assisting in quantifying the impact of golden parachute tax rates and conducting 280G calculations and evaluating and mitigating 280G tax rule impacts. She also has assisted clients with reviewing and performing comprehensive compensation proxy audits.
Nicolette joined Calfee in 2021 from EY, where she served as a Senior Consultant with EY’s People Advisory Services.
In addition, Nicolette previously served as a Legal Intern for Weston Inc. and ReliabilityFirst Corporation, both in Cleveland, Ohio, and for the Executive Director at the International Bar Association in London, England.
Nicolette earned her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2019, where she was the recipient of the CALI Award for Secured Transactions. She earned Third Place in Division I of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Journal writing competition. She served as Managing Editor of the Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine and as President of the Women’s Law Association.
Nicolette earned her B.A. in Criminology, magna cum laude, with minors in Philosophy, Psychology and Pre-Law, from Kent State University in 2016. There, she was named Criminology Student of the Year in 2016, and she was a two-time NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete. She played intercollegiate Division I Softball (2012 – 2016).
Honors & Recognitions
- CALI Award for Secured Transactions
- Third Place in Division I of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Journal writing competition
- Criminology Student of the Year (2016)
- NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete (2015-2016)
J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Managing Editor of Health Matrix: Journal of Law and Medicine, 2019
B.A., magna cum laude, Criminology, Minors in Philosophy, Psychology, and Pre-Law, Kent State University, 2016