Nicole Harnett

Staff Attorney

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Nicole Harnett is a staff attorney in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office. Her responsibilities include managing eDiscovery projects. As a staff attorney, Nicole focuses on complex litigation, designing document reviews that utilize the latest review and search methodologies and implementing defensible, effective, and cost-contained document review programs for clients.



  • French
  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) (2014)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 1992, Political Science

Professional Activities

Board Member

  • Women in eDiscovery (WiE), Los Angeles Chapter


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association


  • Kroll Ontrack, Advanced eDiscovery Certification Course 
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in nationwide product liability litigation over diabetes drug
  • Representing corporations and individuals with internal investigations in advance of federal and state inquiries, including an internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 500 company's audit committee to assess the compliance of its China-based subsidiary with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Representing one of the nation's oldest and largest food companies in multiple consumer class actions
  • Defending a designer and distributor of toning footwear in nationwide litigation in state and federal courts involving individual and class-based claims for alleged unfair competition, false advertising, and personal injuries
  • Representing clients in merger-and-acquisition transactions, many involving FTC requests