Lindquist, Nicole

Nicole Lindquist

Nicole Lindquist is an experienced antitrust lawyer whose practice focuses on civil and criminal investigations, litigation and merger clearance. She regularly practices before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Lindquist has counseled clients through complex issues of first impression and vigorously challenged transactions.

Ms. Lindquist works on cutting-edge issues across a variety of complex industries, including technology, patent, agricultural biotechnology, energy and automotive parts. In 2011, she completed a secondment at a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Ms. Lindquist has an active pro bono practice, including representing Holocaust survivors petitioning for pensions from Germany.

While pursuing her legal education, Ms. Lindquist served as a legislative extern for US Senator Patty Murray, and for the Office of the Solicitor at the US Department of Labor.

Ms. Lindquist recently advised leading academic publisher Springer Science+Business Media (SSBM) in securing merger control clearance from the US Department of Justice, the European Commission and several further authorities worldwide for the combination of SSBM with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education) in a joint venture with approximately EUR 1.5 billion in annual revenues.


  • Named a Washington DC "Rising Star" in the 2016-2018 editions of Super Lawyers for her antitrust litigation practice

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Washington School of Law, 2009

      Editor, Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology
    • BA, Politics, Willamette University, 2005

      cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Oregon