Nicole S. Healy

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EXPERIENCE

Nicole Healy is a partner in the Firm’s Redwood City office. Ms. Healy has tried cases to judgment in state and federal courts, and to decision in private arbitration proceedings. She has represented companies and individuals in a wide range of industries in shareholder class action and derivative litigation, including defending claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. She has represented companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including in matters involving mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance and control; disputes regarding intellectual property rights including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets; contract disputes; and claims of unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business practices under the California Unfair Business Practices Act. She has represented companies and individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and other government agencies. She has conducted corporate internal investigations into possible violations of federal and state law. She has also been active in pro bono litigation, including matters involving human rights violations.

In addition, Ms. Healy serves as volunteer mediator and conducts early neutral evaluations for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Healy has authored a number of articles on legal issues and is the author of the Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance (Practising Law Institute). She is a frequent speaker on topics including anti-money laundering law and regulation, cryptocurrencies, and anti-bribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and has counseled companies regarding FCPA compliance.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Healy was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, Criminal Division. There she focused on investigating and prosecuting international criminal matters, including violations of the FCPA. She also participated in negotiating multilateral anti-corruption treaties at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Organization of American States, and Council of Europe. Ms. Healy joined the Department of Justice as a member of the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Ms. Healy co-chairs the ABA International Section, Anti-Money Laundering Committee; and is a member of the Steering Committee of the ABA International Section, Anti-Corruption Committee. She is also a Board Member and current Chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Section.

In addition, Ms. Healy is a volunteer mentor to high school students through BUILD, a non-profit organization that teaches business entrepreneurship skills to encourage and motivate low-income and disengaged students to succeed in high school and college. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Publications

•FinCEN's Proposed AML Rule: Regulate Funding Portals as Broker-Dealers
Practising Law Institute - May 1, 2016
Nicole S. Healy
•Government Assurance Aside, Marijuana Money Still Risky for Banks
American Banker - August 25, 2014
Nicole S. Healy
Partner Nicole Healy published the article “Government Assurance Aside, Marijuana Money Still Risky for Banks.” In the article, Healy discusses the risks for financial institutions in doing business with state-licensed marijuana dealers.
•Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance
Practising Law Institute - July 1, 2014
Nicole S. Healy
With the frequent news reports of major financial institutions paying record settlements to government regulators, and the banking industry’s tightening of its own rules for customer accounts; the mainstreaming of alternative payment and investment mechanisms, including virtual currencies; and the increased use of sophisticated trade networks by money launderers, U.

Speaking Engagements

•Insurance & Casualty Litigation 2015 - 2016: The Year in Review
May 3, 2016, San Francisco
May 12, 2016, New York
May 19, 2016, Los Angeles
Presenters: Jennifer E. Acheson, Tim M. Agajanian, Lael D. Andara, Jason L. Beckerman, Lawrence Borys, Michael J. Brady, Blaise U. Chow, John G. Dooling, Stephen J. Erigero, Alan J. Hart, Nicole S. Healy, Geoffrey W. Heineman, Amber W. Locklear, Andrew L. Margulis, Enrique Marinez, Frank J. Pagliaro, Dean A. Pappas, Jung H. Park, E. Lacey Rice, Todd A. Roberts, Kathleen Strickland, Robert A. Suarez, Stacy Monahan Tucker, Eric C. Weissman
•Anti-Money Laundering Regulation Comes to Non-traditional Financial Service Providers: Real Estate Title Insurance Companies and Investment Advisers
March 30, 2016
Presenter: Nicole S. Healy
•Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance
October 1, 2015
Presenter: Nicole S. Healy
•Insurance & Casualty Litigation 2014-2015: The Year in Review
May 13, 2015, Los Angeles
May 19, 2015, San Francisco
May 28, 2015, New York
Presenters: Lael D. Andara, Scott W. Bermack, Michael J. Brady, Pamela E. Cogan (Retired), Stephen J. Erigero, Nicole S. Healy, Geoffrey W. Heineman, Amber W. Locklear, Andrew L. Margulis, Enrique Marinez, Frank J. Pagliaro, Dean A. Pappas, Todd A. Roberts, Michon M. Spinelli, Robert A. Suarez, Stacy Monahan Tucker
•The New FATF Recommendations and the AML/CTF Methodology
May 6, 2014
Presenter: Nicole S. Healy

News

•Nicole S. Healy is participating at PLI's (Practising Law Institute) One-Hour Briefing entitled, “EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive”. August 16, 2018
Nicole S. Healy
•Nicole S. Healy is participating at PLI's (Practising Law Institute) One-Hour Briefing entitled, “EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive”.
•RMKB Partner, Nicole S. Healy is Chairing a Seminar at the PLI (Practising Law Institute) entitled, “Anti-money Laundering Due Diligence And Compliance 2017” April 19, 2017
Nicole S. Healy
RMKB Partner, Nicole S. Healy is Chairing a Seminar at the PLI (Practising Law Institute) entitled, “Anti-money Laundering Due Diligence And Compliance 2017”

For more information:

•Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, PC Named One of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell - August 1, 2015
Jennifer E. Acheson, Tim M. Agajanian, Lael D. Andara, Stephan A. Barber, Scott W. Bermack Lawrence Borys, Michael J. Brady, Kevin P. Cody, Pamela E. Cogan (Retired), Stephen J. Erigero, Susan H. Handelman, Nicole S. Healy, James C. Hyde, Michael J. Ioannou, Gerald G. Knapton, John A. Koeppel, David M. McLaughlin, Frank J. Pagliaro, Dean A. Pappas, Todd A. Roberts, Arnold E. Sklar, Kathleen Strickland, Dennis J. Ward, Eric C. Weissman, Richard K. Wilson, Matthew D. Zumstein
•Directors and officers liability: How to establish policies, procedures that will protect your company
Smart Business Magazine - March 15, 2014
By Roger Vozar
Nicole S. Healy
• Bay Area People
San Francisco Business Times - May 16, 2013
Nicole S. Healy
Nicole Healy’s addition to the firm was featured in the “Bay Area People” column.
• People on the Move
Silicon Valley Business Journal - May 16, 2013
Nicole S. Healy
Nicole Healy’s addition to the firm was featured in the “People on the Move” column.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business And Commercial Litigation
  • Director/Officer Liability (including Non-Profits)
  • White Collar Crime

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(650) 780-1733  Phone
(650) 780-1701  Fax
www.rmkb.com
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.A., 1985; University of California, Davis, B.S., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1992
Admission:
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; USDC: Northern District of California; US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 1992, California
Memberships:

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

•State Bar of California
•San Mateo County Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Adversary Proceeding, Easements; US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division; Real estate developer, business condo association; Real Estate; Represented property developer and business condominium owners' association in connection with claims brought by Trustee of bankruptcy estate and bank in connection with allegations that defendants interfered with bankruptcy estate with respect to easements for access and utilities.; Case settled following two rounds of mediation; Interference with contract and with prospective business advantage; Contra Costa County Superior Court; Defendant grease recycling company and executive; Business And Commercial Litigation; Represented company that recycled restaurant grease in dispute with competitor over alleged interference with customer contracts.; Case settled; Securities law violations, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract; Placer County Superior Court; Defendant non-public biotechnology company, directors and executive; Business And Commercial Litigation; Plaintiff alleged that he loaned $100,000 to a privately-held company and that the loan was converted to equity against his intent and without his knowledge. His investment eventually lost its value and some time later, the company filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The case involved complex securities law issues. Following our submission of a detailed factual and legal analysis in a settlement communication to plaintiff's counsel the parties settled the case.; Case settled; Federal and state securities law violations, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of contract; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; Defendant non-public company and executive; Business And Commercial Litigation; Plaintiffs alleged they had invested $150,000 in a privately-held company and claimed that company officer had made misrepresentations to induce their investment and then later made additional misrepresentations in connection with a supposed settlement that plaintiffs allege was breached. Case involved complicated legal issues concerning whether the investment was a security.; Case settled; Breach of contract; Marin County Superior Court; California-based manufacturer; Business And Commercial Litigation , Construction; Represented California-based manufacturer (who was not a party to the lawsuit) in dispute over installation of client's product in transportation district's facility; general contractor had sued project owner for payments due, and our client, who was also owed substantial amount, voluntarily agreed to engage in mediation.; Case settled; Breach of contract; cross-claims for intentional interference with contract, and intentional interference with prospect; San Mateo County Superior Court; California-based manufacturer; Business And Commercial Litigation , Construction; Represented California-based manufacturer in dispute over proposal to install client's product in city's transportation facility; city did not accept our client's product as a substitute for the specified product and general contractor sued our client for the difference between its product and specified product supplied by its competitor; our client cross-claimed against the city for intentional interference with contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.; Case settled; dispute over development of customized software; Wisconsin; Defendant software developer; Business And Commercial Litigation , Contract/UCC; The parties entered into two contracts for the implementation of human resources software. The plaintiff was very satisfied with the first project which required little customization. The second agreement involved a highly customized software program that required complex design, development, and integration. The plaintiff was dissatisfied and sued for, among other things, breach of contract and misrepresentation.; The case settled at mediation.
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