Nicole Fontaine Dooley


Nicole Fontaine Dooley


Nicole Fontaine Dooley represents companies of various sizes in trial-level litigation in both state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on intellectual property law, and she has represented clients in disputes involving a variety of technology, with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals and other technologies in the life sciences and healthcare space. Ms. Fontaine Dooley’s experience includes large patent disputes in which the strategy for federal court litigation must align with strategies for inter partes review and patent disputes outside the United States. She also represents companies involved in complex commercial litigation, including dealership and construction disputes. 

In addition, Ms. Fontaine Dooley has a range of experience representing pro bono clients, including submitting a brief to appeal the denial of veteran’s benefits, defending against eviction proceedings, developing a case to bring a constitutional question before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and briefing an immigration case before the US Supreme Court.

While attending law school, Ms. Fontaine Dooley interned for the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and served as a staff writer and the executive articles editor for the Boston College Law Review.



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  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2014

      summa cum laude Order of the Coif, Executive Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review
    • BA, Community Health and French, Tufts University, 2010

      magna cum laude Dean's List
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • New Hampshire

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts