- University of California at Berkeley (B.S., Environmental Science, 2005)
- Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
- Pace University School of Law (LL.M. in Environmental Law, 2010)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. Federal District Courts: Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Western District of New York; District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Nicole Weinstein focuses her practice on insurance recovery, environmental litigation, and regulatory matters. Nicole excels at identifying avenues of coverage and defense, and in distilling complicated requirements into understandable terms.
Projects Nicole has worked on include:
- Working with legal teams litigating, arbitrating, and mediating to successful settlement in coverage disputes, including suits involving general liability, professional liability, umbrella and excess liability, and Bermuda form policies for industries such as housing development, electronics, security, and hotels.
- Advising on claims under various other types of policies in multiple industries, including specialty environmental and property policies.
- Defending Fortune 500 companies against claims for cost recovery and contribution in multi-million dollar CERCLA cleanups.
- Successful defense on behalf of a waste management company to protect its agreement with a municipality to operate a landfill against an appeal by residents claiming that proper notice procedures had not been followed.
- Handling product liability cases related to alleged groundwater contamination involving a gasoline additive. Working as part of a team of Beveridge & Diamond attorneys, Nicole assisted with briefing efforts that successfully precluded irrelevant, costly discovery.
Nicole serves as co-chair of the Emerging Issues Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York, where she teaches a Business Law II course for undergraduate students in the Business program.
Prior to joining the Firm, Nicole practiced insurance coverage with a national law firm and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Catherine M. Langlois, now retired, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris and Sussex County, General Equity Division. After her clerkship, Nicole earned an LL.M. in environmental law from Pace University, during which time she interned with the Environmental Protection Agency, in the New York/Caribbean Superfund Branch.