Nicholas A. Rendino’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in front of regulatory authorities. Nicholas represents private and public corporations, investment banks, insurance companies, technology firms, real estate companies, investment managers, corporate directors and individuals in white collar, antitrust, trade secret, real estate, financial, insurance and software litigation.
Additionally, Nicholas provides investigations-related guidance, strategic counsel and crisis management assistance to companies and senior executives confronting challenges and opportunities at the intersection of government, law, media and public policy. He also assists leading institutions and high-profile individuals in congressional inquiries, as well as numerous federal, state and global government investigations and crisis avoidance and mitigation matters.
Nicholas has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation on its 40 & Under Hot List, Best Lawyers on its Ones to Watch list, and in Georgetown Law Magazine for his work on an Immigration Advocate application that was designed to provide access to justice for low-income individuals seeking visas in the United States.
- MLW Media in prosecuting antitrust claims against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), alleging that WWE undermined competition and monopolized the market for the sale or licensing of media rights for professional wrestling programming in the United States. Kasowitz defeated WWE’s motion to dismiss.
- Former CEO and Chairman of Phoenixus AG and Vyera Pharmaceuticals in unprecedented Sherman Act claims in an antitrust action brought by the FTC and seven state Attorneys General in the Southern District of New York.
- ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications company, alongside former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, in an independent assessment regarding concerns of certain members of the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and certain American businesses related to potential national security vulnerabilities and risks that ZTE’s products may pose to the United States.
- Anderson News, in an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy among the leading magazine publishers and distributors to boycott Anderson forcing the company into bankruptcy.
- Copart in a four-week jury trial resulting in a $20 million verdict against Sparta Consulting and its parent, KPIT Infosystems, for fraud and professional negligence stemming from an implementation of SAP software.
- A corporate executive in high-profile grand jury proceedings brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
- A minority shareholder in a two-week bench trial in a partnership dispute concerning the ownership and control of a landmark Hamptons restaurant and property.
- An individual in white collar defense actions before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a case alleging insider trading.
- Financial advisors in FINRA arbitration against a leading financial advisory firm involving claims for defamation and tortious interference with business relations.
- A Fortune 150 company in an investigation into coordinated short-selling and other disinformation attacks that were intended to drive the company’s stock price down.
- Real estate developers in actions arising out of corporate governance and other disputes.
- A hedge fund in claims arising from the purchase of secured debt.
- Limited liability companies in disputes concerning rights and obligations arising under operating agreements.
- Technology companies in trade secret and other disputes.