Nicola Kerr is a partner in the Firm's Corporate and Employment Practice Groups.

She advises employers and senior executives of banks, private equity houses, hedge funds, broker-dealers and family offices on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Nicola has particular experience in the following areas:

  • High value executive severance
  • Boardroom disputes
  • Restrictive covenants and Team moves
  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Discrimination
  • Whistle blowing
  • Redundancy and Collective consultation
  • Employment law aspects of major corporate transactions
  • Business transfers and the impact of TUPE –Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations
  • Confidentiality and Data protection
  • Disciplinary and Grievance issues
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Drafting
  • Strategic issues

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Nicola was a partner and head of the European employment practice at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) for over 15 years.



Emmanuel College, Cambridge – B.A., Law, 1985

Bar Admissions

England & Wales
Employment Lawyers Association
Awards and Honors
The Legal 500 UK, Employment Senior Executives, 2021. She is described as "a very experienced, pragmatic, hands-on, responsive, robust employment lawyer...very personable and communicates well and is very comfortable and confident when dealing with difficult people or situations on the other side of the table."
Chambers UK, Employment: Senior Executive, 2021. She is described as "absolutely fantastic" and "very experienced, pragmatic, hands-on and responsive" with "a thorough understanding of employment law issues."
The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (and Global Business Edition), Employment Law, 2009-2022
Euromoney Legal Media Group, Women in Business Law Guide, Labour and Employment, 2020 & 2021
Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law Award, Employment Law, 2019