Chelsea Nichols is an associate in the Antitrust group. She has extensive litigation experience in a range of matters, including antitrust and competition, product liability, and mass torts.
She currently focuses a large part of her practice on representing some of the country’s largest retail drugstore chains in cases challenging anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry, including pay-for-delay and price fixing cases in federal courts.
In addition to her legal work, Chelsea is active within the firm and the community. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee. She previously participated in the Board Observer program, a joint program of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee and Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Young lawyers selected for this program serve as an Observer on a nonprofit board of directors, learning about local nonprofit organizations, honing leadership skills, and helping to advance the organizations’ missions. In 2021, Chelsea served as the Board Observer for Philadelphia VIP, which provides quality volunteer legal services and ensures access to justice for low-income Philadelphians.
Chelsea earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Penn State Law Review and a member of the Woolsack Honor Society. She earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Marshall University, where she was a WV Promise Scholar and a John Marshall Scholar. During law school, she served as a legal extern for Magistrate Judge William I. Arbuckle, III, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Chelsea was a litigation associate with Dechert LLP in Philadelphia.