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Nicole Horberg Decter


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Nicole Horberg Decter is a partner at Segal Roitman, LLP, where she has practiced since 2007. Her career is devoted to securing equity and dignity for workers. Nikki represents union clients in all aspects of labor-management relations, including, but not limited to, advice, negotiations, legislative and policy advocacy, and litigation. Her union clients hail from a diverse array of public and private sector industries and include skilled trades, service, municipal government, transportation, education, and utility unions.

Nikki also represents individual and groups of employees in wage and hour and anti-discrimination litigation. Her clients include executives, professionals, doctors, academics, manual laborers, public safety, salespersons, skilled tradesmen, technicians, and artists.

Nikki was named a New England “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2009-2013 and a New England Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, Nikki received the Salt of the Earth Award from Communities Labor United in June 2015 and the Solidarity Award from Justice At Work in 2018.

Nikki is the union co-chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Technology Committee. Nikki has served on the Board of the Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and on the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section as the co-chair of its Labor sub-committee. Nikki has also served on a number of local non-profit boards supporting women, children, and families. Currently, she serves on the Board of Building Pathways, a pre-apprenticeship program expanding access to building trades careers for women and people of color in Boston.

Nikki began her legal career as a legal fellow in the General Counsel’s Office of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. She lives with her family in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Practice Areas


Boston College Law School, J.D. (2001)

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Department of Political Science, M.A. (1998)

Brandeis University, B.A.,
cum laude (1995)

Bar Admissions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

New York State

United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts

United States Bankruptcy Court
for the District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals
for the First Circuit