Nicole J. O'Hara

Nicole J. O'Hara

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (610) 251-5785
Fax: (610) 651-5930

Primary Office

Chesterbrook
1200 Liberty Ridge Drive
Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087-5569

Nicole J. O'Hara

Associate

Nicole O'Hara counsels companies on business issues involving the internet, privacy and advertising compliance, as well as on intellectual property matters. She has facilitated global transactions among multiple parties in businesses large and small. Deals she has worked on range from IT-related contracts to service and subscription agreements, including software- and platform-as-a-service to domain name registration, monitoring and hosting. This experience, along with her interest in tracking emerging technologies and trends, supports her work advising clients on legal matters involving big data, cybersecurity best practices, breaches, notification requirements and disaster response and recovery. Nicole's transactional experience includes preparing term sheets and memoranda of understanding, licenses, joint venture and revenue share agreements.

In addition, Nicole counsels individuals and businesses on intellectual property strategy and portfolio management, and she prosecutes patent, service and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her IP experience includes past work as a legal consultant to the Office of Patents & Licensing for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, where she resolved trademark, copyright and patent-related issues. Her work there included overseeing patent prosecution in consultation with inventors and outside firms, drafting intellectual property-related contracts, and writing and filing provisional and utility patent applications.  

Nicole is proficient in the Spanish language.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of The Legal Intelligencer's Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2018

Named to Super Lawyers Pennsylvania "Rising Stars" list, 2017 to present

Named to Lehigh Valley Magazine's "Local Legal Leaders," 2017

Service to the Bar Award, New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division, 2017

Young Lawyer Star of the Quarter, American Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division, 2017

Memberships and Affiliations

Executive Committee Voting Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division

Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Board of Directors, The Neighborhood Center

Board of Directors, LifePath Foundation, 2013-present

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, American Bar Association Young Lawyers' Division, 2017-2018

Education

J.D., Rutgers School of Law, 2010

  • Managing Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2009-2010
  • President, Democratic Law Students Association
  • Treasurer, Intellectual Property Law Association Street Law Pro Bono Project 
  • Dean's List

B.S., Rutgers University, 2005

  • Member, Phi Sigma Iota and Sigma Delta Pi
  • Member, National Foreign Language Honor Societies
  • Awarded the Rutgers Merit & Bloustein Distinguished Scholar of New Jersey Award
  • Recipient of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship
  • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Nicole O'Hara counsels companies on business issues involving the internet, privacy and advertising compliance, as well as on intellectual property matters. She has facilitated global transactions among multiple parties in businesses large and small. Deals she has worked on range from IT-related contracts to service and subscription agreements, including software- and platform-as-a-service to domain name registration, monitoring and hosting. This experience, along with her interest in tracking emerging technologies and trends, supports her work advising clients on legal matters involving big data, cybersecurity best practices, breaches, notification requirements and disaster response and recovery. Nicole's transactional experience includes preparing term sheets and memoranda of understanding, licenses, joint venture and revenue share agreements.

In addition, Nicole counsels individuals and businesses on intellectual property strategy and portfolio management, and she prosecutes patent, service and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her IP experience includes past work as a legal consultant to the Office of Patents & Licensing for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, where she resolved trademark, copyright and patent-related issues. Her work there included overseeing patent prosecution in consultation with inventors and outside firms, drafting intellectual property-related contracts, and writing and filing provisional and utility patent applications.  

Nicole is proficient in the Spanish language.