Nick is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s top litigators. His extensive trial experience focuses on the areas of business crimes and complex commercial litigation.
He has negotiated non-prosecution agreements for publicly traded companies and has won exoneration of numerous individuals, non-profit entities, Fortune 500 companies, and a major national university in federal and state grand jury and regulatory investigations. He also serves as counsel to the former CEO of a major insurance company, to Starr International Company and C.V. Starr & Co., the Andy Warhol Foundation, and several hedge funds.
Nick recently won a $663 million jury verdict for a plaintiff in a case against the manufacturer of highway guardrails, the biggest award ever in a whistleblower action without intervention by the U.S. Department of Justice.
His trial victories have included winning an acquittal for three leading New York City real estate companies indicted under the Martin Act, and a jury verdict that vindicated foreign exchange traders at Banque Indosuez who were accused of executing hundreds of millions of dollars of unauthorized trades.
Nick is a longtime member of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America and of New York’s Best Lawyers. Nick was recently recognized as one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2017. He has also been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2006, and was named a Top Business Litigation Attorney for NY in 2017.
Nick was recently appointed to the New York Continuing Legal Education Board by former NY Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. He also serves as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department, as a member of the Second Department Judicial Screening Committee, as Chair of the Brooklyn Public Library, and as a member of the boards of trustees for the Central Park Conservancy, Community Service Society, and Poly Prep Country Day School.