Nick focuses on high-stakes, complex litigation between private businesses and against state, local and federal governments, including contract disputes, constitutional violations and challenges to agency action.
Nick has a track record of superb results in a wide variety of complex business disputes around the country, including bet-the-company breach of contract, business tort, corporate dissolution and commercial real estate matters. Nick provides creative, multidisciplinary, strategic counseling and negotiation that integrates the firm’s regulatory, corporate, banking, tax and government affairs capabilities to achieve clients’ objectives.
In addition to business litigation, Nick has an active constitutional and administrative litigation practice, asserting the rights of private parties against state, local and federal governments in a variety of disputes, including civil rights, preemption challenges, environmental and energy regulation, land use and procurement. He has defended False Claims Act allegations, conducted internal investigations and managed complex e-discovery.
As Government Contracts Practice Team Leader, Nick offers litigation and advisory services for prime contractors and subcontractors, including bid protests, contract negotiation and administration, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Competition in Contracting Act, Contract Disputes Act and other statutes and regulations governing contracting activity. He has litigated sizeable monetary claims against the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victor J. Wolski.
Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Nick worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. on judicial and cabinet-level nominations. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Nathan D. Mihara of the California Court of Appeal (Sixth District), and to the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.