Professional Biography
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Nicola Menaldo Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8000

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Nicola Menaldo defends and provides counsel to technology and retail clients on a wide range of issues central to their business needs, including privacy and data security, marketing, biometrics, scraping and web crawling, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. Drawing on her subject matter experience, Nicola regularly defends clients in privacy class actions that involve novel privacy and technology issues. Recognizing that the best litigation advice is to avoid claims in the first place, Nicola also helps clients with product counseling and compliance advice informed by her litigation experience.

Nicola also represents parties and amici in appellate matters addressing First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, and privacy-related issues. Her pro bono practices consist of amicus briefing, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the representation of individuals in immigration proceedings.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as "Top Women Attorneys in Washington," by Seattle Met Magazine, 2022
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation Law, 2022 – 2023
  • Recognized as "Top Rising Young Women Attorneys in Washington," by Seattle Met Magazine, 2020
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers, 2020 – 2022

Professional Leadership

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member

Related Employment

  • Harvard Negotiation Institute, Cambridge, MA, Teaching Assistant, 2008 & 2009
  • Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, Corporate Paralegal, 2006 - 2007


  • Hon. Ricardo Martinez, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2010 - 2012





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • Stanford University, B.A., English, 2004