N. Nicole Stakleff is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office and member of the Health Sciences Department. Ms. Stakleff also is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. A registered patent attorney since 2002, she concentrates her practice in intellectual property law, including developing product exclusivity strategies, strategic patent prosecution and counseling, due diligence and transactional support in the pharmaceutical, biologic, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, medical device, and other health and life sciences fields. She conducts IP due diligence and counsels on transaction documents involving IP, such as license agreements and collaboration agreements. She also advises such clients on the interplay of FDA and patent law on pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dietary health supplement and medical device products.