Nicole Henning

Jones Day 

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West Wacker Drive 77
Chicago 60601 IL US

Nicole C. Henning is the Chicago Office’s only appellate partner and is often called upon to brief and analyze some of the most complex and cutting-edge issues facing Jones Day’s clients. She has helped clients to successfully navigate all manner of difficult litigation, but particularly focuses on qui tam litigation, white collar criminal cases, products liability cases, class actions, and tax disputes.

Nicole has significant experience in representing clients in nationwide, global settlements of qui tam litigation. In that capacity, she has developed in-depth knowledge of the damages and liability issues that often arise in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation.

She also has played a key role in large and small internal investigations concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKBS), and other securities laws and regulations.

Although Nicole has successfully briefed appeals in numerous state and federal appellate courts and has successfully argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, her practice is not limited to appeals. She can be counted on to deliver results in the trial court as well, having litigated cases through every stage from initial pleadings to briefing before the United States Supreme Court.

Nicole is a director of Bounce Children’s Foundation, an organization that helps chronically ill children and their families. She serves on the Chicago Office’s pro bono committee and the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Litigation Steering Committee. She is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.


  • Yale University (J.D. 2005; Articles Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review);
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Journalism with highest honors 2002; Bronze Tablet recipient)


CLERKSHIPS : Law Clerk to Hon. Joel M. Flaum, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2005-2006)


  • Prisoner wins appeal reversing denial of counsel decision in constitutional case
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturer obtains dismissal with prejudice of pharmaceutical products and medical malpractice lawsuit
  • Scholars file amicus brief in Ninth Circuit related to executive order on immigration
  • Expedia,, Egencia, and Hotwire prevail on summary judgment in hotel tax case
  • Illinois American Water and American Lake Water obtain dismissal of breach of contract action
  • AbbVie and TAP Pharmaceuticals obtain Sixth Circuit affirmation of dismissal of product liability lawsuit
  • Immigrant obtains Ninth Circuit decision holding that written perjury under California Penal Code § 118 does not involve moral turpitude
  • Abbott prevails on appeal of first products liability trial involving Lupron
  • Citizen of Florida Hank Asher obtains reversal of adverse personal jurisdiction ruling in Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Client charged with identity theft finds some relief through the discovery of mitigating circumstances
  • Minister and putative class of inmates represented in religious discrimination case
  • Alaskan legislator obtains favorable ruling from U.S. Supreme Court, narrows reach of honest services fraud statute
  • EMCORE victorious in Federal Circuit appeal of fiber optics patent dispute.


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