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Katherine R. Nichols

Katherine R. Nichols

Associate| Salt Lake City


Katie Nichols is a commercial litigator who represents clients in a wide variety of disputes, including professional malpractice litigation, contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, consumer arbitrations and partnership disputes. Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Katie practiced in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, where she represented corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation and government investigations before the SEC, FTC, and PCAOB.

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
    • Senior Administrative Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal
  • Wheaton College (B.A., Psychology and Spanish, magna cum laude, 2008)
  • State Bar of Utah
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Federal Bar Association
    •  Utah Chapter, Board Member (2018)
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Associate (2015-2017), Summer Associate (2013)
  • Utah Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk to Justice Deno G. Himonas (2015)
  • Utah Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk to Associate Chief Justice Ronald E. Nehring (2014-2015)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, Law Clerk (2013)
  • U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Law Clerk (2012)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Law Clerk (2012)
  • West Coast Consulting, Finance and Human Resources Associate (2009-2011)
  • Spanish
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • Supreme Court of Illinois