Nicole E. Narotzky
Co-Chair of Litigation Group
Co-Chair of Tort & Product Liability Group

Nicole Narotzky is co-chair of Maslon's Litigation Group and is also co-chair of Maslon's Tort & Product Liability Group. Her practice is focused on product liability litigation, and she has successfully defended major medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in federal and state courts throughout the country. Nicole has significant experience with the issues of federal preemption and regulatory control over claims involving FDA-approved medical devices. She also has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including construction law and intellectual property disputes.

Nicole is a 2003 graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School where she graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. Nicole also served as the note and comment editor for the Journal of Law and Inequality. Nicole earned her bachelor's degree with honors in political science from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Selected Experience

  • Duggan v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 09-CV-12046-PBS, 2012 WL 45503 (D. Mass. Jan. 10, 2012).
  • Walker v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 2:07-00317, 2010 WL 4822135 (S.D. W. Va. Nov. 24, 2010).
  • Clark v. Medtronic, Inc., 572 F. Supp. 2d 1090 (D. Minn. 2008).
  • Smith v. Gorback, et al., Cause No. 2005-58539 (Harris County, Tex. 2007).

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers: Community Action Committee
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Defense Research Institute

Pro Bono Activities

Children's Law Center of Minnesota: Volunteer


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2016 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2015-2016 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

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U.S. District Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit
  • Federal Circuit
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
Honors: Order of the Coif
Brown University
B.A., with honors, 1999
Major: Political Science


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