Nick represents clients in the technology and life sciences industries on a broad variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He has experience in all stages of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and appeals.
Before joining Fenwick, Nick was an associate at a New York-based litigation firm, where he represented clients in an array of industries in a variety of substantive areas of law. As examples, Nick was part of a team that secured dismissal of a RICO action against a global consulting firm, and successfully defended the same firm in a series of cases alleging improper conduct in connection with bankruptcy proceedings. Nick also helped secure dismissal of a qui tam action under the False Claims Act and New York False Claims Act filed against a major non-bank financial institution—a decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed. Nick also has experience with antitrust claims—he defended an international electronics company in a nationwide antitrust litigation in which the plaintiffs alleged price-fixing in a downstream market for component parts. Additionally, Nick has provided regulatory and compliance advice to clients subject to civil and criminal investigations domestically and abroad.
Nick also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has helped indigent defendants challenge their convictions based on constitutional violations and errors in the application of law. Nick successfully obtained a reversal of aiding and abetting convictions in United States v. Henry, 797 F.3d 371 (6th Cir. 2015), and helped another client win a motion to vacate a conviction—and avoid deportation—based on his prior attorney’s ineffective assistance.
While in law school, Nick was an articles editor for The Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review.
- “Insight: Robust Compliance Plans Can Limit PPP False Claims Act Liability,” Bloomberg Law, August 2020 (co-author)
- “DOJ Intervenes and Files Complaint in False Claims Act Suit Against Private Equity Firm and Others Based on Portfolio Company’s Alleged Illegal Kickback Scheme,” Global Privacy Equity Watch, April 2018 (co-author)
Education & Admissions
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
B.S., magna cum laude, North Dakota State University
Admitted to practice only in New York
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits