Monique (Nikki) Bhargava has joined Reed Smith in the firm’s Entertainment & Media Industry Group as a partner. Bhargava brings her deep knowledge of digital media, advertising, and privacy compliance, including extensive experience in the AdTech and MarTech space. She counsels consumer brands, advertising agencies, and media and technology companies in a broad range of industries.
Bhargava has been an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law where she has taught advertising and promotions law. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Bhargava serves on the board of directors of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as vice president of affiliate relations, and she is on the executive committee of the South Asian Bar Association of North America. In 2020, she was named to the Chicago Lawyer’s list of 40 Lawyers Under 40, and in 2018, she was honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers.