New York (2008)
District of Columbia (2009)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2009)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2009)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2015)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2007)
The Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law, Articles and Notes Editor
State University of New York, University at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude (2003)
Nicole Haff is a Partner and Chair of the Litigation Department. Nicole is a civil litigator with over a decade of experience representing businesses (and their officers, directors and founders), as well as professionals and creative people in disputes before the federal and state trial courts. She has also argued, or has played a central role in, successful appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division and New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest court).
Nicole’s experience is broad and includes matters relating to breach of contract, copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, civil fraud (including claims asserted under the civil RICO statute), breach of fiduciary and defamation.
Nicole also provides legal counsel to clients in the music, television, new media, publishing, theater, film, modeling, fashion and toy industries.
Prior to joining Romano Law, her experience included working for two international law firms.
In 2020 and 2021, Nicole was named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Previously, she was included on the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list for four consecutive years.
Nicole is currently a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Council on Intellectual Property and the Fashion Law Committee. In the past, she has been a member of the City’s Bar’s Information Technology & Cyber Law Committee. She has also served as co-chair of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
She has been quoted by Forbes, Time Magazine, E! News and other publications.
Nicole is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also represented clients in proceedings, with permission of the Court, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the State of Florida.
Outside of the law, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time near the water. She is a PADI certified diver, amateur surfer and lover of all beach-related activities. She resides with her family in Manhattan.
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