Chambliss is pleased to announce attorney Nicole Osborne has joined the firm. Osborne, an attorney and government affairs professional, will assist clients with government relations and public policy matters.
Nicole brings nearly ten years of experience to the firm and will assist Chambliss clients with various strategic governmental, economic, and public policy matters: legislative counsel, risk management, economic development incentives, PAC formation, coalition building, state and local representation, and relationship development. She understands the importance of legislative advocacy for any regulated business and will help clients understand the ins and outs of government and governmental agencies. She has served numerous industries, including manufacturing, energy, environmental, municipal and government, and nonprofit.
Before joining Chambliss, Nicole worked for Tennessee American Water Company as government and regulatory affairs manager, where she spearheaded legislation to allow private water companies to have access to the State Revolving Loan Fund. She also previously practiced law at Meyers and Alterman law firm and served as the director of government affairs for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Nicole has a strong background representing clients before the Tennessee Legislature, Congress, city councils, and numerous local, state, and federal agencies. Some of her work has included developing and implementing legislative and regulatory efforts in Tennessee and Georgia, leading crisis management tasks, and working with the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. In addition, she worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator John Warner, U.S. Senator George Allen, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, and she worked for the National Rifle Association.
Nicole serves the Chattanooga and state communities on numerous boards and councils. She is an appointed member of the City of Chattanooga Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board and serves on the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Public Affairs Committee. She is a member of the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (SETLAW) and the Tennessee Lobbyist Association. Nicole also serves as a representative to the Tennessee Business Roundtable and is on the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award Committee. Involved in numerous philanthropic organizations, Nicole volunteers for Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, the Humane Educational Society, and Junior League of Chattanooga.
Nicole received her law degree from Regent University School of Law. She graduated cum laude from Emory and Henry College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in mass communication and political science. For more information about Nicole’s experience and services, please visit chamblisslaw.com.
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