Nancy Sims

Nancy is a partner in our Firm's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Group and is based in our Los Angeles office. Nancy is a commercial litigator focusing on class actions and complex business disputes and investigations. Her previous experience includes representing clients in commercial matters based on contract claims, unfair competition, false advertising, fraud and related business torts in both court litigation and arbitration. In particular, Nancy's litigation practice involves defending class actions in the consumer, franchise, insurance, and labor and employment spaces. Nancy also has significant experience representing franchisors in disputes with franchisees involving joint employer allegations, misclassification claims, contract claims. She has represented clients in putative class actions and other litigation with a combined exposure of over USD 1 billion. In addition, Nancy also has extensive experience conducting corporate internal investigations and government investigations, including those implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Nancy also previously served as a full-time judicial extern to the Honorable Steven Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In brief In Ashley Popa v. Harriet Carter Gifts, Inc., the Third Circuit reversed a Pennsylvania district court’s grant of summary judgment for defendants on claims that a shopping website and a marketing service violated Pennsylvania anti-wiretapping law by collecting and sharing records of the plaintiff’s digital activities without her consent. This decision is significant because it increases the risk that sharing of electronic data with third-party entities without the consent of the website visitor could…