Nicolette Vairo is an attorney in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Century City office. 

Areas of Practice

Nicolette’s practice focuses on transactional entertainment matters and due diligence, including rights acquisitions, first look and overall agreements, and the development, licensing, and production of scripted and unscripted TV, film and digital projects.  She advises media companies, streaming services, independent producers, talent, production companies, studios and distributors.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Nicolette worked as a litigation associate in the nationally ranked media and entertainment practice group of a premiere law firm where she represented content creators and producers in a wide range of entertainment and First Amendment related matters.

Nicolette earned her law degree from Loyola Law School where she was served as the Chief Technical Editor of Loyola’s International and Comparative Law Review.  A native New Yorker, she received her bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY with distinction. 

Nicolette joined Sheppard Mullin to combine her passion for creative content with her interest in business. With her background in content-related litigation,  Nicolette’s broad perspective and experienced eye helps clients maximize success across the cycle of content creation and development.  


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2016, Loyola Scholarship Recipient, First Honors – Civil Procedure, First Honors – Criminal Law, Chief Technical Editor, International and Comparative Law Review

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2013, magna cum laude


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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