Nicole Allen is a Senior E-Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. With more than 18 years of experience in complex litigation, Nicole has managed and assisted with hundreds of document reviews and dozens of depositions and trials. Nicole works with litigation teams in every practice area serviced by Kilpatrick Townsend, including labor and employment, copyright, trademark and patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, commercial disputes, breach of contract, real estate, landlord tenant, construction, insurance coverage, and Native American. She is an expert in utilizing tools such as predictive coding and analytics to narrow data sets and providing metrics to case teams and clients regarding the responsiveness and privilege of documents needing review. Nicole provides guidance to case teams on all phases of the EDRM and develops protocols to assist clients in addressing electronic discovery in an efficient and cost effective manner. Nicole is a Relativity Certified User, having reached the highest level of reviewer status in the industry-leading e-discovery management platform, Relativity, used in-house at Kilpatrick Townsend.
Prior to joining the firm, Nicole was an attorney with SunTrust Bank where she actively managed complex civil litigations from inception through closure. In addition, at SunTrust, she represented clients in mediations and arbitrations and provided counsel on legal and risk related matters, including audits, transactional and contract counseling, corporate governance, and applicable laws and regulations.
Washington University School of Law, J.D. (1997)
Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. (1994)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2003)
Supreme Court of Georgia (1998)
Georgia Court of Appeals (1998)
Supreme Court of Illinois (2012)
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice & Procedure Section, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
Relativity Certified User
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