Nicole Hatcher is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, where she is a member of the Transactions Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Nicole was a founding partner at a corporate and transactional law firm where she focused on venture capital investment deals, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate work. Her investment deals have a cumulative value in excess of $1 billion.

Nicole first gained experience at another law firm where she supported emerging startups and venture capital investors. She focused on counseling public and private companies, in corporate and securities matters including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, company-side and investor-side venture capital financings, formation and corporate governance and other general corporate matters. She also worked on major initial public offerings for Silicon Valley companies in internet, social media, robotics and more.


  • Nominated, "Women Leaders in Tech Law," The Recorder (2018) 


  • Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
  • University of California, Riverside (B.A., 2000)
    • Major: political science


  • California