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Nicole Dogwill

Partner, Shartsis Friese LLP
1998 | San Francisco, CA
University of Michigan - Dearborn | Political Science and Economics
“The faculty and administration at the Law School were top-notch, and I believed took a vested interest in our success. By the time I graduated, I felt prepared to start the practice of law.”
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What are your current work responsibilities?
I counsel and defend leading established and start-up companies, as well as their directors and officers, on matters involving fiduciary duty, corporate governance, securities, fraud, antitrust/unfair business practices, trade secret and related business litigation claims.

What are the most rewarding aspects of your job?
Being in the Bay Area, I am lucky enough to meet amazing, engaged people who are part of cutting-edge, innovative work. For me, it is the ability to do interesting work for interesting people, and companies, on a consistent basis. I am thankful for the Law College, for giving me the opportunity to have my rewarding career.

Were there certain experiences at MSU Law that helped you prepare for or obtain your current position?
So much of my practice is about writing and advocating persuasively. Law Review, and my evidentiary/procedure classes, really helped form a solid basis for this kind of work.

What would you consider to be the strengths of the Law College?
The faculty and administration at the Law School were top-notch, and I believed took a vested interest in our success. By the time I graduated, I felt prepared to start the practice of law, versus just theorizing about the law.

Is there any additional insight you would like to share?
Law school and law practice opens up so many doors and avenues for you to pursue, no matter where your interests lie. Enjoy the experience and the people you meet. They will most likely be in your life for a long time—they have been for me.


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