Nicole is an electrical engineer and a director, and Information Security and Intellectual Property Practice Group Manager, with Bennett & Philp Lawyers. She is also a director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).
Nicole has over 10 years' experience in legal and corporate governance experience and 10 years' practical experience in the IT industry, including in encryption and military projects. She is also a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Nicole advises some of the world's largest software, mining, food production and technology companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. She advises clients on data breaches, un-authorised data disclosures, regulatory compliance and mandatory data breach notification laws and breach responses. Her IT industry experience spans the encryption, telecommunications, military, printing, web development and digital communications sectors.
In addition, Nicole acts in complex litigation matters, conducts Anton Piller searches to protect and seize confidential information, performs intellectual property due diligences, negotiates licensing agreements to commercialise intellectual property and acts in patent, trade mark, copyright and design infringement matters.