Nikki Hatza (she/her) is a litigator focusing her practice on commercial litigation, investigations, education law, and government affairs. She has experience assisting financial services clients with anti-money laundering matters and investigations by state and federal regulators. She also assists government clients in election law matters. Nikki has a teaching background and brings that experience to bear in assisting education clients with Title IX matters. Nikki also has experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training field and is a member of Ballard Spahr’s DEI Counseling Team, which advises organizations on internal anti-discrimination policies and best practices. During law school, Nikki assisted with the prosecution and evaluation of Title VII claims as an intern with the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ and the EEOC. She also provided clients a variety of immigration and family law services in both Spanish and English as a legal intern at HIAS-PA and the Temple Legal Aid Clinic. Prior to law school, Nikki served as a teacher on the Navajo Nation with Teach for America, and spent two years as a Fulbright grantee in Santander, Spain teaching international relations classes. Nikki maintains an active pro bono practice. Her pro bono work includes representing clients in LGBTQ asylum claims, prisoners’ rights cases, and civil rights matters. She also has experience reviewing proposed voter rights legislation; providing regulatory counseling on reproductive justice matters; filing name change petitions for transgender clients; researching juvenile justice policy matters; and drafting expungement and pardon applications.
Beyond the Binary: Identity, Inclusion, and Legal Issues