Nicole Perry is a trial lawyer that puts a premium on understanding clients' business needs. She focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on oil and gas and technology matters. Nicole has significant trial and arbitration experience and has represented corporate clients throughout the U.S in trade secret and copyright lawsuits, breach of contract proceedings, and employment disputes. She acted as lead counsel for a national credit reporting agency in more than 30 consumer cases. Texas Super Lawyers has recognized Nicole as a “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation from 2013-2016.Nicole developed a niche in the energy industry through work on a variety of oil and gas matters, including disputes involving pipelines, gas processing facilities, onshore and offshore drilling platforms, and utility retail services. She also routinely advises clients on technology issues. Nicole has counseled many clients on incident response following a data breach and on a variety of data privacy issues. She is a regular contributor to the Firm’s Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update publications. Nicole has in-depth knowledge of the enterprise software industry and particular experience advising more than 15 clients on open source licensing risks. In addition, Nicole regularly manages e-discovery policies and practices for clients around the world.