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Nicole A. Groves

Nicole A. Groves

Director, Senior Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Nicole A. Groves is Director, Senior Counsel at Avon, serving as the company’s Labor & Employment attorney and counsel for Avon’s Puerto Rico operations. In addition to handling all labor & employment matters for the company, including managing outside litigation, Ms. Groves oversees Avon’s internal investigation department and is also involved in the development, implementation, and oversight of the company’s Ethics & Compliance program, including developing and conducting related trainings.  Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Groves served as in-house Labor & Employment counsel for Advance Auto Parts, responsible for managing legal exposure of employment legal matters, including developing and conducting appropriate legal training, defense of state and federal charges of discrimination, and management of employment litigation.  Prior to beginning her in-house career, Ms. Groves counseled employers on employment matters, and represented employers before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies, in all areas of employment law, including defending against discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge claims, as well as wage and hour claims.  Ms. Groves routinely speaks on employment legal issues, including preventing and defending against class and collective actions, discrimination and harassment prevention and defending against filed claims, as well as compliance and training best practices.  Ms. Groves earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.

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