A. Nicole Stover

A. Nicole Stover

Overview

Nicole Stover focuses her practice on employment and insurance services.

Nicole regularly represents employers and acquiring companies with regard to employment transition matters in connection with a sale of business or other reorganization, including negotiation of severance compensation and benefits, development of transition strategy, human resources due diligence, and WARN Act requirements and implementation. Nicole also advises clients in connection with the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures, with a concentration on the representation of management with regard to employment matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and related state and local laws. In addition to acting in an employment counseling capacity, she conducts internal investigations and litigates employment discrimination, non-competition and wage payment claims in proceedings before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Nicole also regularly advises clients in connection with complex insurance coverage matters, with an emphasis on claims under fidelity bonds and policies, including financial institution bonds, commercial crime insurance, and other proprietary bond forms and policies. She has authored numerous publications and presentations discussing trends in insurance coverage, including the following book chapters: "Insuring Agreement (B): On Premises Coverage," Financial Institution Bonds (4th Ed. 2016); "Exclusions Other Than Inventory Loss," Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy (2015); and "Limit of Insurance," Commercial Crime Insurance Coverage (2014).

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Results

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Representative Matters

  • represented a federal government contractor in a wage payment dispute involving federal contracting regulations, which resulted in a successful resolution of all claims and avoided penalties and debarment proceedings
  • advised an international manufacturing company in connection with a U.S.-wide reorganization and reduction in force of approximately 4,000 employees
  • advised a publicly traded technology company regarding employment issues in connection with a $35 million acquisition
  • obtained judgment in favor of a former majority shareholder and president arising from breach of a consulting agreement entered into in connection with a sale of business
  • secured a complete defense verdict on ADA and FMLA claims following a federal court jury trial
  • served in an outside general counsel capacity for a public company with regard to human resources matters
  • representative complete defense victories include:  
    • Eldeeb v. Allied Barton Security Services, et al., 393 F. App’x 877 (3d Cir.)
    • Yan v. Fox Chase Cancer Center, No. 14-4392, 2015 WL 5574049 (3d Cir.)
    • Wooler v. Citizens Bank, 274 F. App’x 177 (3d Cir.)
    • Wiza v. SEPTA, No. 12-02748 (E.D. Pa.)
    • Toland v. SEPTA, No. 12-02480 (E.D. Pa.)
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • J.D., Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Managing the Challenging Employee: The Tales of the Office Bully, Paid Time Off Abuser, Smoking Man and Others,” Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey Government Action Series
  • Presenter, “Human Resources Bootcamp,” Main Line Chamber of Commerce
  • Presenter, “Nonprofit Risk Management: Identify and Prevent Devastating Threats,” Lorman Educational Services
  • Presenter, “Transitioning to U.S. Employees,” Canadian Technology Accelerator, Consulate General of Canada
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