Nicole Hay joined Foundry Law Group because she wanted to work with innovatie clients and energized attorneys. She serves as their primary point person for dispute resolution, litigation and insolvency matters.
Nicole transitioned to Foundry Law Group after she formed Nicole Hay, PLLC in 2013. Its inception was inspired by Nicole’s desire to meld her varied background as a bankruptcy and commercial litigator, government lawyer, and scholar in international humanitarian law. Nicole’s experience spans state and federal court practice, and she has had the opportunity to address legal issues in multi-party and multi-district litigation, including serving an ad litem appointment by federal district Judge Jane Boyle in a multi-party copyright infringement lawsuit. She has ever-growing experience externing and clerking for federal judges in the bankruptcy realm.
While operating, Nicole Hay, PLLC helped multiple Washington small business owners open their own doors. The firm regularly performed bankruptcy consultations and contract drafting and review. The Firm has also represented homeowners associations, small business owners and entrepreneurs in litigation, including construction and landlord/tenant disputes. Nicole, now as a legal officer at Foundry Law Group just as while a managing member at Nicole Hay, PLLC is devoted to the principles of legal excellence, equitable dispute resolution, and integrity in business.
Nicole is licensed in both Texas and Washington and admitted in most federal districts in both states. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in fundraising and international programs at Shared Hope International, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, and as Director of Media & Communications for a constitutional law non-profit organization.
Nicole’s scholarship has focused upon the two complex and seemingly divergent areas of humanitarian and business law. Her published work includes an article in the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s Journal on lien-stripping in bankruptcy. Her humanitarian law scholarship has focused upon transitional justice in conflict zones, earning her the Lester Martin Award in 2004 for her paper on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In 2013, Nicole returned to Rwanda for the second time in her life to join a delegation of nine other attorneys in performing a Legal Capacity Training on mineral contracts for Rwandan government employees and attorneys.
Nicole was born and raised in Port Townsend, Washington. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. In addition to managing Nicole Hay, PLLC, Nicole currently sits as a Board Member for the Juniper Fund--a non-profit organization devoted to aiding family members who lost a loved one working in the high-altitude industry of the Himalayas.
Nicole is always interested in presenting to organizations and groups on relevant issues in humanitarian, business or bankruptcy law.
Licensed since 2011
Nicole is a savvy attorney with a strong business acumen. She has a keen sense of the law and represents her clients rigorously. She is a strong negotiator with her clients needs in her purview. I highly endorse this lawyer.
Madhumeet Singh Intellectual Property Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Oral Advocate||Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition||2011|
|Order of the Barristers Admission||Order of the Barristers||2011|
|Best Oral Advocate||Conrad B. Duberstein Moot Court Competition||2010|
|Best Thesis on a Legal Topic: Accountability for Genocide||Lester Martin||2004|
|Managing Member||Nicole Hay, PLLC||2014 - 2015|
|Legal Officer||Foundry Law Group||2014 - Present|
|Assistant City Attorney||Kenyon Disend Law Firm||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, PC||2010 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Juniper Fund||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)||Co-Communications Chair||2013 - 2014|
|University of Washington, Duberstein Moot Court Team||Co-Coach||2013 - 2014|
|In re Rehoboth Hospitality, LP||Secured creditor prevailed after pressure to lift the automatic stay or dismiss the case.|
|• In re Arnold Stone, Inc.||Favorable settlement for Quarry Land Holdings, LLC|
|• Travopoly Travel, Inc. v. Worldventures Marketing, Inc.||Successfully defeated summary judgment against counterclaims on written pleadings.|
|National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Quarterly||The Right Time and Method for Lien Stripping||2011|
|Department of Justice||Dallas Assessment of Identification of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims and Their Access to Services||2008|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Brandeis University||Political Science||BA/MA||2004|
|Legal Capacity Building Program||Forming and Negotiating Mineral Rights Contracts||2013|
|Women's Studies Program||Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery||2007|
|Brandeis Graduate Symposium||Reconciliation and Reconstruction: The Rwanda Case||2004|