Nicole M. Zito has a primary focus on general employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour litigation. She represents employers in single-plaintiff, multiplaintiff, and complex collective and class action litigation before state trial courts, administrative agencies, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association.
While attending Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Nicole was actively involved in numerous pro bono projects, such as the Workplace Justice Project at MYF Legal Services and a SNAP Benefits project while she was a summer intern at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice. At Morgan Lewis, she continues her pro bono work assisting non-profit clients with revising their employee handbooks.
While in law school Nicole externed for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV in the Southern District of New York, and was also a teaching fellow for a negotiations course at the law school and a staff editor for the Journal of Environmental Law.
Columbia Law School, 2014, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Fordham University, 2011, B.A., With Honors
US District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Multi-year Recipient, C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship from the New York City Bar Association