Chaffe McCall Attorney Nicole C. Katz

Nicole C. Katz

Associate

Nicole “Nikki” Katz is an associate in Chaffe McCall’s New Orleans office who works with clients in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.  Her practice is focused on bankruptcy,  business litigation, real estate, and succession disputes.  In particular, Nikki is experienced in handling various aspects of litigation and has been involved in all phases of disputes, ranging from the pre-trial stage through appeals.

Nikki’s experience in trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and risk management enables her to creatively and successfully assess resolutions that align within each client’s goals. She has demonstrated success in bringing cases both at trial and through settlements to the satisfaction of clients. Nikki was selected for inclusion as a 2021 Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. She also serves on the executive committee of the Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy Inn of Court.  Prior to joining the firm, Nikki worked for an international management consulting firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nikki graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School, where she earned a Juris Doctor and a Civil Law Certificate. While attending law school, she also served as Managing Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. Nicole graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Journalism and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Ger. v. It.: Greece Intervening),” 21 Tul. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 579 (2013).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Selected for inclusion in 2021 Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law
  • Received the Walter J. Suthon, Jr. Award for achieving the highest grade in Civil Law Security Devices
  • Received the David L. Herman Award for achieving the highest grade in Legal Profession
  • Received ‘CALI’ Awards for the top grade in courses including Louisiana Civil Procedure and Tax Policy

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Founding Executive Committee Member and Social Committee Chair,  Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Member of 2018 Class of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans
  • Jewish Children’s Regional Services Annual Gala Committee Volunteer

 

  • Participated in discovery in a prescription medicine multi-district litigation remand cases; reviewed extensive medical records and took plaintiff depositions
  • Served on the legal team defending a large cement company against claims by a governmental entity for more than $400 million in alleged property damage
  • Served as second chair in a three-day bench trial in Louisiana state court in a dispute among four entities; achieved ruling favorable to the client
  • Deposed and defended numerous fact witnesses and assisted in the selection and workup of experts

Key Matters

  • Participated in discovery in a prescription medicine multi-district litigation remand cases; reviewed extensive medical records and took plaintiff depositions
  • Served on the legal team defending a large cement company against claims by a governmental entity for more than $400 million in alleged property damage
  • Served as second chair in a three-day bench trial in Louisiana state court in a dispute among four entities; achieved ruling favorable to the client
  • Deposed and defended numerous fact witnesses and assisted in the selection and workup of experts