As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in North Carolina, Nicole E. Bourget is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, focused on handling charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Nicole defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.

Previously, Nicole represented management clients in various aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. In addition to defending employers in litigation and administrative agency matters, she provided employers with preventive counseling on day-to-day employment issues, including employee handbooks, investigations, discipline, terminations, and wage and hour compliance.

Prior to joining Littler in August 2003, Nicole was an associate at another firm where she litigated individual and class action employment law cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

Professional & Community Affiliations


North Carolina Bar Association


Mecklenburg County Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., College of William & Mary, 1996cum laude

Bar Admission

North Carolina


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina