Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk concentrates her practice on the defense of white collar criminal prosecutions with particular emphasis on health care related matters, government and regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation.
Nicole is an accomplished trial attorney who leverages her extensive litigation and trial experience to advise clients on navigating the unique challenges of parallel criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings.
A significant portion of Nicole’s practice is devoted to the representation of health care providers in state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions and related parallel civil False Claims Act and state qui tam proceedings. She has successfully defended clients in a variety of areas, including insurance and workers’ compensation fraud, kickbacks, false billing, improper referrals, compound medications, and physician-owned distributorships. In addition, Nicole has extensive experience helping cosmetics companies navigate the civil and regulatory landscape governing the industry and regularly defends cosmetics industry leaders in government enforcement and civil litigation matters.
Nicole’s practice also involves defending clients in criminal and civil matters related to government contracting fraud, financial fraud, and business disputes.
Nicole has been recognized as a leading litigator by multiple publications, including national recognition in Law360 for her white collar practice, a Chambers USA ranking for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations since 2021, and honors from the Daily Journal on their Top 40 Under 40 and Top Women Lawyers lists, among others.
Respected by judges, peers, and clients alike, Nicole is recognized for being thorough, thoughtful, and creative both inside and outside the courtroom. In the words of one client:
“Nicole is outstanding. She is a real people person who knows how to communicate with her clients incredibly well. In addition, she is incredibly analytically minded – she can cut through the core of an issue to find the most efficient solution for her client[s].”
And as one judge wrote in an order adopting Nicole’s arguments and denying the relief requested by the government, “[w]hen the government’s speculation is juxtaposed against the declaration presented by Van Dyk, the government’s failure to meet its…burden is glaring.”
Nicole is also involved in charitable organizations and legal affinity groups, including the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Western Center on Law & Poverty.