Nicole Aiken is an associate in the Health Effects Litigation Practice Group with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.
Ms. Aiken concentrates her practice on providing litigation services and government investigation counseling to pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech companies and health care sector clients. Representative engagements include:
Ms. Aiken also is active in pro bono matters. Recently, in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Benjamin Walker, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agreed with the position of amici curiae The Innocence Network and The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, represented by Ms. Aiken, holding that the use of expert testimony challenges to eyewitness identification is no longer per se prohibited in Pennsylvania.
- defending pharmaceutical manufacturers against products liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims in federal and state venues, including multidistrict litigation
- counseling a biotech company in connection with federal criminal and civil investigation regarding promotional practices and false claims
- representing a pharmacy and health care services company in connection with a government investigation into its remuneration activities
- engaging in complex motion practice, including dispositive and discovery motions as well as preparing motions in limine in advance of trial
- advising clients on document retention, collection and production, including counseling on e-discovery.
Ms. Aiken received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Drexel University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and received the Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award. She also received the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award for her internship with the Office of the General Counsel at Drexel University College of Medicine. Ms. Aiken received her B.A., summa cum laude, in history from the University of New Mexico.
Ms. Aiken is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.