Nicole Marques is an attorney in the Buffalo, New York area. Ms. Marques was the Contributing Editor for the most recent edition of the Guide to State and Federal Drug-Testing Laws.
In this role, Ms. Marques performed extensive research of state drug-testing statutes, and both state and federal court decisions on drug testing in the workplace. She also drafted a summary of marijuana-related state laws, focusing on their application in the employment relationship. As counsel, Ms. Marques stays current on state legislation and court decisions related to employers’ and employees’ rights and obligations under workplace drug-testing laws. Ms. Marques has also contributed to amici briefs filed in furtherance of the Institute’s interest to maintain effective substance-abuse-prevention programs in the workplace.
Ms. Marques received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 2005, and earned her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2012, where she was the Lead Articles Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal. As a legal intern at the University of San Diego Legal Clinics, Entrepreneurship Clinic, Ms. Marques counseled low-income residents of San Diego County on appropriate choice of business entities, as well as applicable occupational licensing requirements and state regulations. Prior to law school, Ms. Marques was the primary paralegal for the labor and employment practice group of a global law firm in New York City.
Ms. Marques is licensed to practice law in Virginia and New York.