Nikki Lewis Simon

Nikki Lewis Simon

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Nikki Lewis Simon primarily serves as the firm’s Director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of this evolving role, Nikki works to strategically align the firm’s diversity and inclusion programming and initiatives with client needs thereby serving as an integral component of the business development function on a global scale, as well as to expand the current efforts of the firm’s diversity initiatives in collaboration with cross-firm stakeholders, among other things. Prior to assuming responsibilities on the business side of the firm, Nikki has represented her cross-industry clients’ business objectives by protecting their capital, whether human, intellectual or financial, against claims of wrongdoing in complex commercial and class action litigation matters that span the full panoply of issues targeting businesses’ corporate character and brands for more than 15 years, like claims for discrimination, defamation, fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence and malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, securities law violations and wrongful death.

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up and Comer," 2015-2018
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2013
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2012
  • Selected, Legacy Miami magazine and Miami Herald " Legacy Legal Leader," 2012
  • Winner, Profiles in Diversity Journal, "Women Worth Watching Award," 2012
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. (WRS) Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class
    • Member, WRS Leadership Academy Alumni Relations & Recruitment Subcommittee
  • Alumna, Leadership Broward, Class XXXII
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation Sections
  • Member, National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member, NAWL Diversity Committee
  • Member, Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Southern District of Florida, 2017
  • The Florida Bar
    • Member, The Florida Bar, Federal Court Practice Committee
    • Vice Chair, The Florida Bar, Federal Court Practice Committee
    • Chair, 2015 Federal Judicial Roundtable, Federal Court Practice Committee
    • Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Member, Business Law Section, Litigation Committee
    • Former Member, Media & Communications Law Committee
  • Member, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Standing Black History Month Committee
  • Board of Directors, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation
  • President, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, 2017-2018
  • Liaison, Women's Initiative, Greenberg Traurig (Miami)
  • Steering Committee, Women's Business Forum
    • 2012, South Florida
    • 2011, Chicago
  • Member, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter NBA
  • Member, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association
  • Member, Miami-Dade Chapter, Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • Member, MDFAWL 2015 Judicial Reception Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Litigation Externship Program
  • Charter Member, South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
    • SBAC, Lead Consultant
  • Board of Directors, Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, 2011-2012
  • Co-Career Development Liaison, Greenberg Traurig (Miami), Associate Development Program, 2010-2012
  • Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital, 2009-2011
  • Secretary and Board Member, The Fountain of New Life (TFONL), 2007-2011

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1999
    • Member, University of Miami Law Review
    • Member, Moot Court Board
  • B.A., Journalism, cum laude, Florida A&M University, 1994
    • Reporter, The FAMUAN
    • DJ, WANM 90.5 FM The Voice of Florida A&M University
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida