Nicole Herter Perkin


Santa Monica

(310) 943-4814

(310) 394-4700

Nicole represents clients in all aspects of employment litigation, including defending them against claims for wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, and wage and hour violations. She also provides advice on compliance with federal and state medical leave laws, employee handbooks and personnel policies, and other employment issues.

Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from University of California, San Diego and her law degree, cum laude, from George Washington University School of Law.



West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.


California Enacts New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirements With Retroactive Application

March 29, 2021

Nicole Perkin and Elena Hillman discuss SB 95, which continues and expands the requirements for COVID-19-related sick pay as mandated previously by the federal FFCRA and California’s AB 1867, both of which expired on December 31, 2020.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

California Employment Law Update: Employment Harassment and Discrimination: Updates and New Guidance

May 23, 2024 - Webinar

John Carrigan, Ethan Chernin, Michele Ballard Miller, and Nicole Herter Perkin will present “California Employment Law Update: Employment Harassment and Discrimination: Updates and New Guidance.”

Past Events

Pay Equity: 2023 Update and Trends

May 25, 2023 - Webinar


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of California San Diego, B.A., cum laude, 2003
  • California

Member, American Bar Association

Advisory Board Member, Western Center on Law and Poverty, 2011-2012