Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1996

Western Connecticut State University, B.B.A. (business management), 1993

MGKF Hiring Partner, 2017

MGKF Summer Associate Program

  • Chair, 2014-2017

MGKF Professional Development Program

  • Chair, 2009-2017

The Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia

  • Board Member and Officer, since 2004

DRI

  • Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee
  • Women in the Law Committee

Villanova Law School Inn of Court, since 2010

Pennsylvania Energy Alliance, since 2012

Pennsylvania Future Fund, since 2011

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, since 2012

Rivercrest Golf Club, since 2005

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 “Achieving the best result for a client is the goal; establishing a trusted relationship in the process is the reward”

Nicole Moshang is a litigation partner at the firm where she represents clients in the pursuit of and in defense of environmental claims for cost recovery, contribution, natural resource damages, toxic tort, breach of contract, insurance coverage and enforcement and penalty actions under various state and federal statutes.  In addition to her litigation practice, Nicole advises clients on a range of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance with federal, state and local regimes. Nicole's clients have ranged from Fortune 500 corporations in an array of business sectors to closely held businesses, sole proprietorships, municipalities, and school districts in a variety of complex environmental litigation matters.

Beyond her litigation practice, Nicole fulfills her passion for providing guidance and mentoring to new attorneys through her participation in the firm’s hiring and mentoring programs. She is currently the firm's Hiring Partner. 

Outside her firm activities, Nicole is an active member of several organizations including the Pennsylvania Energy Alliance, Pennsylvania Future Fund, and liaison for the firm’s sponsorship of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Delaware Valley Chapter.  Nicole has also been an active longstanding member and officer of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia.  

On her personal time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at RiverCrest Golf Club in between their daughter’s competitive figure skating schedule and son’s early morning hockey games.   

Nicole has represented private, commercial and industrial clients in a variety of complex environmental litigation matters including the following:

  • defense of a specialty chemical company in a third-party CERCLA contribution claim resulting in the dismissal of the third-party claim on summary judgment (U.S. v. D.S.C. of Newark Enter., Inc. et al., No. 09-2270, 2013 WL 2658929 (D.N.J. June 12, 2013).
  • defense of a national leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in a third-party action brought against hundreds of parties for contribution under the New Jersey Spill Act for costs associated with the remediation of a Superfund Site.        
  • representation of a school district in private cost-recovery litigation in connection with an oil spill at an elementary school resulting in investigation and remediation costs in excess of $1 million;
  • representation of a global chemical manufacturer in a multi-party negotiation of an administrative consent order with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study of a major urban river;
  • defense of a national telecommunications company in a third-party contribution action brought under the New Jersey Spill Act seeking contribution towards government claims for alleged past and future response costs in excess of $25 million;
  • defense of several companies in natural resource damage litigation brought by the state of New Jersey under the New Jersey Spill Act seeking damages, as trustees of the state for the alleged loss of use of contaminated groundwater;
  • defense of a public utility against a class action filed in state court seeking environmental testing, remediation, and medical monitoring of over 12,000 residences for an alleged "threatened release" of mercury during the removal of  gas pressure regulators;
  • defense of a former specialty metals manufacturer in a federal action seeking damages in excess of $15 million for alleged property damage and diminution in property value from airborne emissions associated with manufacturing activities;
  • defense of a specialty chemicals company in a CERCLA cost recovery action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, resulting in the dismissal of the federal government’s claims with prejudice (United States v. Rohm and Haas, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99585 (D.N.J. Sept. 22, 2010)); and
  • representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution and mediation settings.     

Nicole has also written on environmental issues for The Legal Intelligencer, Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, and other publications and organizations. Before joining Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP, she was an attorney in the Commercial Litigation Group at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia. Nicole served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul Jaffe of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, before entering private practice.

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing (environmental litigation), since 2013 and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" listing (environmental law and litigation), since 2007-2008 and 2010-2011. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters.  Click here to view the selection methodology.
  • Main Line Today "Top Lawyer" Listing (Environmental Law), since 2014
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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"The Next Generation of Environmental Litigation" part of the 2017 NJ Environmental Law Forum presented by the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and NJICLE in Avalon, NJ, June 24, 2017

"The Environmental Concerns You May Not Be Thinking About But Should:  Strategies for Limiting Your Potential Liabilities," at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's (DELVACCA's) Health Biotech and Pharma CLE Institute in King of Prussia, PA, June 2, 2015

"Natural Gas Supply Infrastructure Investment," Moderator, presented by the Southern New Jersey Development Council, March 31, 2015

"Indemnity and Insurance: Getting the Most Out of Your Contractual Indemnity Provisions and Filling Gaps in Potential Exposures," at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel's (DELVACCA's) Contracts and Commercial Law CLE Institute in Philadelphia, PA, February 9, 2012

“Mentoring and Networking Reception,” sponsored by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals’ (SWEP) New Jersey, Philadelphia and Harrisburg Chapters as part of EnergyPath 2011’s Sustainable Energy Conference in Center Valley, PA, June 30, 2011

"Untangling the Web of LSRP Regulations," sponsored by MGKF in Cherry Hill, NJ, December 15, 2009

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