Nicole Jakubowski represents a variety of clients in complex commercial litigation and governmental investigations. She has represented companies in securities class actions, derivative litigation, M&A litigation, corporate governance disputes involving Delaware law and commercial contract matters. Ms. Jakubowski’s experience includes advising on cases in federal and state tribunals in all phases of litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels, including second-chair trial experience.

She also has represented corporations and individuals in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Ms. Jakubowski has conducted numerous cross-border investigations for corporate clients, with a focus on investigations of issues related to anti-bribery, anti-corruption and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also has assisted boards and audit committees in conducting internal investigations of potential accounting irregularities, improper business practices, insider trading allegations and corporate governance issues. Additionally, she has advised clients on developing and enhancing their compliance policies and procedures to align with governmental expectations and best practices.

Ms. Jakubowski maintains an active pro bono practice and has advised clients in connection with criminal appeals, and asylum and immigration applications. She recently won a Seventh Circuit appeal on behalf of a transgender former inmate asserting Section 1983 claims based on her mistreatment by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.



  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 2008 (Weldon B. White Prize)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005 (magna cum laude)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Nicole S. Jakubowski