Nicole has made her mark as an innovator in the legal industry -- twice. She co-founded Valorem Law Group and ElevateNext. This unique combination blends high-quality legal expertise with the right people, process, and technology to significantly lower legal spend and substantially increase efficiency without compromising outcomes. Nicole represents clients in federal and state courts and in arbitrations across the country. Prior to forming Valorem and ElevateNext, Nicole practiced for 15 years at an AmLaw 100 firm in Chicago, where she was a partner in the litigation department. She is a COLPM Fellow and regularly speaks and writes on issues regarding innovation in the legal industry.