Jones Day partner Nicole Perry recognized as a "South Trailblazer" by The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer has recognized Jones Day partner Nicole Perry on its 2022 "South Trailblazers" list. The editors recognize attorneys in the Southern United States who have moved the needle in the legal industry.

Based in the Firm's Houston Office, Ms. Perry is a partner in the Business & Tort Litigation Practice and leads the Firm's anti-human trafficking initiatives related to public awareness and data issues. She has spent more than 15 years trying complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on technology matters across all industries. She has significant hearing, trial, and arbitration experience and has represented clients in Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act cases, preemption matters, purported class actions, trade secret and copyright lawsuits, declaratory judgment actions, fraud and breach of contract proceedings, and employment disputes. She counsels many clients on incident response following a data breach, and she regularly advises on data protection measures and compliance with privacy laws and standards to minimize potential exposure.

Ms. Perry was recognized for her work with municipalities, NGOs, and corporate clients seeking to improve the lives of human trafficking victims. Since 2018, she has worked with the City of Houston to coordinate, host, and sponsor four conferences that brought together community leaders to learn about the city's anti-human trafficking efforts. She also works closely with Rotary International on its Houston-based anti-trafficking initiatives, and she speaks regularly at conferences on community efforts and public-private partnerships to combat human trafficking.

In 2020, Ms. Perry launched the expunction and order of non-disclosure program for trafficking victims in Jones Day's Houston Office, and she continues to oversee the program today.

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