Nicole Faut joined McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP in August 2019 to create more favorable law for workers and unions through powerful litigation and relentless worker advocacy. She represents unions and workers in a variety of cases and provides general legal advice on labor relations and employment issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was a Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center with the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and Legal Network for Gender Equity. As a Fellow she worked developing attorney resources and training materials for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense fund, federal workplace discrimination litigation, and policy advocacy around sexual harassment.
Nicole obtained her J.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where she represented clients in the Economic Justice Project and Workers’ Rights clinics. Her work included representing low-wage workers in unemployment insurance hearings, federal wage and hour cases, and before various city agencies in public benefits and discrimination cases.
She also worked with the Communications Workers of America as a Peggy Browning Fellow, assisting with union campaigns and arbitrations. Prior to law school, Nicole worked at the International Rescue Committee, after completing a Fulbright Research Fellowship to India. She has a B.A. in Religion and Culture from Virginia Tech.
Nicole is also an active member in the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. She chose to volunteer her time and expertise to this cause to empower workers to speak out against workplace inequities, in furtherance of her commitment for helping workers, no matter their means and resources, to find justice.
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