Nicolas J. Rotsko
Mr. Rotsko focuses his practice on complex business litigation and disputes with the federal government, including bid protests and contract claims. He provides strategic counseling that integrates the firm’s regulatory, corporate, banking, tax and government affairs capabilities to achieve clients’ objectives. He is also is a member of the Canadian Cross Border Team.
Mr. Rotsko has litigated a wide variety of business disputes, including breach of share purchase agreements, subrogation disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, theft of trade secrets, and breach of contract. His business litigation practice involves representation of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts around the country, in both trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Rotsko has achieved favorable results in bet-the-company litigations involving heavily-regulated agricultural commodities markets.
Mr. Rotsko’s government contracts practice involves bid protest disputes that arise during the solicitation and award process; strategic advice regarding the FAR, CICA, CDA, the Concessions Policy Act of 1965, and the National Park Service Concessions Management Act of 1998; and asserting 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. He also has experience with False Claims Act issues and internal investigations.
Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Rotsko worked as an attorney in Washington D.C. focusing on judicial nominations and vetting cabinet-level political appointees. During law school Mr. Rotsko served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Nathan D. Mihara of the California Court of Appeal (6th District), and to the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.