Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC
Protecting Your Business Like It’s Our Own
A ttorney
P rofiles

Nicole D. Galli    Scott Kislin    Charles P. Goodwin

N icole
G alli

Nicole D. Galli focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including all forms of intellectual property (IP) litigation, and IP counseling, especially regarding trade secret protection.

Ms. Galli has litigated, through trial, a wide variety of IP and business disputes for clients in federal and state courts, administrative forums, and arbitration venues throughout the nation. She has worked in both litigation and counseling capacities with clients in numerous industries including medical devices, diagnostic testing, pharmaceuticals, software, consumer electronics, consumer products, automotive, energy, hospitality, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, health care, marketing and other service providers. Clients range from individuals and small start-up companies to the largest national and international companies, including a number of cultural institutions and other non-profits. After having spent over two decades in two AmLaw 100 firms, an intellectual property boutique firm, and a full-service regional firm, Ms. Galli founded the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC in 2015 to provide clients with sophisticated, first-in-class legal services in an innovative, customized, and efficient manner that best suits their business needs.

Professional & Community Activities

Ms. Galli has a long history of giving back to the community and the profession.

Women Owned Law  Ms. Galli founded Women Owned Law (WOL), the first national network organization for women owned law and legal services firms. WOL empowers women entrepreneurs to revolutionize the business of law through network building, education and other resources and advocacy in the marketplace. With a soft launch in the fall of 2016 that started in Philadelphia with a group of 8 women, WOL has approximately 150 members throughout the United States.

Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets  Ms. Galli is a member of the American Bar Association, where she served as the CLE Officer of the Section of Intellectual Property Law from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Galli is currently one of the IP Section’s Liaisons to the Licensing Executives Society’s IP Management Standards Setting Project, which is specifically focused on protecting trade secrets and other IP in the supply chain. She also serves on the IP Section's Trade Secrets Committee and is one of the co-chairs of the Trade Secrets sub-committees of the ABA Litigation Section's IP Litigation and Business Torts Committees.

Ms. Galli is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and serves as a co-chair of the Trade Secrets Committee's special subcommittee on containment injunctions in trade secrets misappropriation cases.

Sedona Conference Working Group 12 (Trade Secrets)  In the winter of 2017, Ms. Galli participated in the first, invitation-only Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets and is a founding member of the new Sedona Conference Working Group 12 (Trade Secret) that launched in 2018. Ms. Galli co-chairs the Sedona WG12 subteam on the governance and management of trade secrets.

The Equity Project  Ms. Galli also serves as one of the “Equity Project Champions,” group of corporate and law firm leaders who spread awareness of the “Equity Project.” The Equity Project is a groundbreaking initiative of Burford Capital, a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law, designed to help close the gender gap in law by providing an economic incentive for change through a $50 million pool of capital earmarked for financing commercial litigation matters led by women.

Additional Activities  Ms. Galli is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Executive Women, where she also chairs the Committee overseeing the Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders. Ms. Galli is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Professional Women’s Roundtable, a networking group for emerging women leaders that she co-founded in 2002. Ms. Galli is co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Chancellor's Mentoring and Professional Development Initiative. Ms. Galli is also a member of Select Counsel, the Intangible Law Network and the Justinian Society and serves as a Democratic committee person for the second division of the Eighth Ward in Philadelphia.

Nicole is a frequent speaker, author and thought leader on issues impacting women attorneys and entrepreneurs, as well as on various legal topics including intellectual property strategy, trade secrets protection and litigation, trademark, copyright and patent law and litigation, commercial litigation best practices and procedural matters, and litigation financing.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1989, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware (inactive)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Illinois

Awards and Honors

  • Tory Burch Foundation, Fellow, 2019
  • IAM Strategy 300, Worlds Leading IP Strategists, 2019
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, Influencers of Law, 2019
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, Women of Distinction, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer-Rated
  • Philadelphia Magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-present
  • Arrive Magazine, Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, 2011
  • Philadelphia Smart CEO Magazine, Legal Elite, 2010
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2003
  • American Lawyer Media, Lawyers on the Fast Track in Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Forum of Executive Women, Forum Award, 2003


Nicole D. Galli
Managing Partner

2 Penn Center Plaza, Suite 910
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 525-9583 direct
(215) 525-9585 facsimile
5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(646) 680-9663 direct

S cott
K islin

Scott A. Kislin has over 25 years of legal experience working at some of the top law firms in the U.S. and in-house as General Counsel of several alternative investment firms.

Over half of Scott’s legal career was spent doing transactional work at some of the top law firms in the country, including 6 years as a partner in the New York office of national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His practice focused on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and private equity funds. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Mr. Kislin among the top Corporate lawyers in New York in 2006 and 2007.

In 2007, Scott left law firm life to work in-house at a client in the alternative investment management space. For the next 11 years, Scott was the top lawyer at several multi-billion dollar investment firms where he was a part of the senior management team. Scott is experienced in Investment Advisors Act and registered investment advisor issues, public and private investment transactions and also the multitude of issues that affect any complicated, growing mid-size business in the financial services and/or technology industries. These issues included executive compensation, employment/HR, real estate, and vendor and technology agreements.

Scott now focuses his practice on helping on businesses accomplish their goals and manage legal risk, whether handling specific assignments for clients or helping clients as a part-time, “out-sourced” General Counsel. Having been on both sides of the table (as outside counsel and in-house General Counsel), Scott understands the importance of combining commercial judgment with cost-effective legal advice while avoiding “over lawyering.” Scott hates billing by the hour, and knows that most clients hate paying their lawyer by the hour, so ask about alternative billing arrangements.

Scott earned his J.D. degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. He received an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in accounting and public policy. Scott is admitted to practice in New York.


  • Columbia Law School, 1992, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1989, B.S., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York


Scott Kislin
Of Counsel

5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(646) 680-9664 direct
(212) 561-5274 facsimile

C harles G oodwin

Charles P. Goodwin focuses his practice with the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC on commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including intellectual property, breach of contract and other commercial litigation matters. His commercial litigation experience also includes other complex commercial litigation such as competition and antitrust law, class actions, securities litigation, franchise litigation and legal malpractice claims.

Mr. Goodwin previously was associated for over twenty years with a nationally recognized complex litigation boutique in Philadelphia, where he was a partner for the last ten years of his tenure there. In 2014, he opened his own firm, the Law Offices of Charles P. Goodwin, where he continues his commercial litigation practice. Mr. Goodwin’s firm also represents public officials and candidates for elective office, and handles alcohol beverage licensure and zoning matters, among others.

Mr. Goodwin is President Emeritus of the Center City Residents Association. He also serves as a Democratic committee person for the second division of the Eighth Ward in Philadelphia.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D., cum laude. Member, Law Review.
  • Williams College, 1987, B.A., Economics, cum laude. Graves Essay Prize in Economics.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey (inactive)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey


Charles P. Goodwin
Of Counsel

2 Penn Center Plaza, Suite 910
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 825-4010 direct
(215) 525-1551 facsimile