Nicole M. Nielson-Pachkofsky


Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and focuses her practice on products liability matters for the firm’s drug and medical device clients.

While in law school, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky supplemented her education by taking part in Syracuse University’s Criminal Defense Clinic during which time she gained experience as a student attorney representing those charged with violations and misdemeanors from the arraignment stage through sentence or plea. Additionally, she gained research and writing experience while serving as a student research assistant to Professor Arlene Kanter and as an editor on the Syracuse University Journal of International Law and Commerce. As a research assistant, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky analyzed international human rights and humanitarian laws as they relate to international, foreign, and domestic disability law. Her interest in international law drove her to take a course on the social and economic development of post-apartheid South Africa which included an abbreviated and condensed study abroad in Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. She used the information gleaned from research and extra-territorial experiences, as well as skills developed on the Journal to edit Professor Kanter’s book, The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law: From Charity to Human Rights. As an editor of the Journal of International Law and Commerce, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky not only edited academic articles for publication, but also supervised junior editors in doing the same.

Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky completed a summer legal internship with the New York State Division of Human Rights’ Investigations Department, as well as a summer work/study program through Syracuse University’s Law in London Program during which time she interpreted EU law as it applies to labor law at Unite the Union’s International Department in London.

As an undergraduate student, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky studied abroad at the University of Oxford where she was tutored in classical and modern political theory. She has also undertaken community service abroad in missions to Mexicali, Mexico and Manila, Philippines.

Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky began her career with Sedgwick LLP as a contract attorney, gaining experience in drafting and filing closing documents such as stipulations of discontinuance and dismissal, summary judgment motions and orders, and notices of entry. She also assisted with pre-trial resolutions of mass tort litigation.

Since being asked to join the pharmaceutical and medical device team as an associate attorney, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky has worked with a team of experienced associates and partners in negotiating pre-settlement issues, providing settlement analyses in furtherance of resolution, as well as training and supervising a review team in the pursuit thereof. She has continued on this team through the transition to Tanenbaum Keale LLP. Additionally, Ms. Nielson-Pachkofsky provides support to the Environmental and Toxic Tort team in appearing at Depositions and Case Management Conferences in order to provide the clients with up-to-date information on relevant litigation.

  • “European Nations Defy Governing Principles of the European Union,” 7 International Law Society Newsletter 9 (Syracuse University College of Law, May 2011).
  • Co-author, “Crime Base,” Syria Conflict Project App. A (Spring 2012).
  • J.D. (2013) Syracuse University College of Law, Dean’s List
  • B.A. (2010) Azusa Pacific University, Dean’s List