Niki has more than 20 years’ experience collaborating with parties and insurers to structure global settlements that achieve their goals in efficient and cost-effective ways. She has been involved in successfully resolving and structuring multi-party and multi-faceted cases. Niki has gained the trust of top litigators nationwide on both sides of the aisle, and has been praised as a fair and respectable mediator, knowledgeable and adept at helping parties resolve both minutiae and global issues alike. She brings her unique experience in class action litigation and structuring complex global settlements and administrations to Phillips ADR. She also serves in special master roles on various matters.
Prior to joining Phillips ADR, Niki served as Vice President Client Strategy & Development of a national class action claims administrator. Prior to that position, Niki worked with a national class action law firm, where for nearly 15 years she litigated and resolved some of the firm’s most notable securities fraud and complex commercial cases.
As counsel in several high-profile and ground-breaking matters, she assisted in structuring and obtaining court approval of settlements nationwide. Her career includes representing defendants in insurance and employment litigation in both Hawaii and California, and serving as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, in which she earned the Distinguished Service Award.
Niki graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Oregon School of Law, in which she served as Managing Editor of the Oregon Law Review. Niki is a frequent invited speaker and author, and she serves in various volunteer roles and board positions.