Trial attorney Nicole Fukuoka represents multinational and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters, including asbestos, cosmetic talc, medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive and toxic tort cases. With a broad background in mass tort and product liability actions, Nicole has represented clients in both state and federal courts.
Nicole has deep experience preparing and arguing a wide range of motions, deposing critical witnesses and assisting trial teams in achieving favorable outcomes for clients at trial.
Originally trained as a broadcast journalist, Nicole realized that her skill set was a perfect fit for litigation: she knew how to conduct in-depth interviews, even with reluctant witnesses; she was a gifted writer and communicator; and she had been extensively schooled in synthesizing complex information into a digestible narrative. True to form, her first love in litigation is the investigation stage, and she excels at uncovering facts and evidence that lay the groundwork for key defenses.
In addition to the investigative skills she honed as a journalist, Nicole has often worked closely with expert witnesses on novel scientific issues and developing strategies that highlight the strengths of clients’ defenses.
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder, 2020