Nick is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group in New York. Nick focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, shareholder litigation, and regulatory matters, with a focus on asset valuations, insider transactions, and futures and other derivative financial products. Since joining Ropes & Gray, Nick has represented private equity firms, hedge funds, mutual funds, and other financial institutions in investigations and inquiries by DOJ, SEC, CME, ICE, CFTC, and other regulatory bodies. He maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration issues.
As part of the Partners in Prosecution program, in 2019 Nick served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he co-chaired two felony jury trials.
Prior to joining the firm, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
During law school, Nick served as the executive notes editor of the Boston College Law Review.
- Private equity enforcement matter: Represented a private equity firm in SEC enforcement inquiry into valuation of portfolio assets and investor disclosures in relation to an insider transaction.
- Mutual fund enforcement matter: Represented an investment management firm in SEC investigation regarding security pricing and valuation procedures.
- Futures and swaps regulatory practice: Represented multinational financial services firm in responding to regulatory inquiries and exams by CME, ICE, CFTC, and other regulatory bodies, with a focus on futures and swaps trading.
- Insider trading: Represented a hedge fund in SEC inquiry into possible insider trading around the potential purchase of a private company by a public company.
- Individual representations: Represented former officials of a public real estate firm in relation to a DOJ and SEC investigation into potential accounting fraud by the firm.
- Mutual fund litigation:
- Sequoia Fund: Part of team that won dismissal of derivative claims against the fund and its independent directors in connection with the fund’s allegedly over-concentrated investments in Valeant Pharmaceuticals in New York and Maryland state courts. Also part of team that won dismissal of a contract claim against the fund in connection with the same allegations in federal court.
- Third Avenue Funds: Represented the independent trustees and funds against securities class actions and derivative claims in multiple courts in connection with the closure of the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund in 2015.
- Sports: Advised professional sports league on sports betting regulations.
Pro Bono Practice:
- Served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, co-chairing two felony jury trials.
- Successfully represented asylum seeker in immigration court hearing.
- Successfully represented college student in obtaining SIJS permanent status.
- Co-author, “University Sportsbook Deal Raises Compliance Concerns,” Law360 (October 7, 2020)
- Co-author, “Reopening Sports Venues To Fans Poses Legal Hurdles,” Law360 (May 28, 2020)
- Co-author, “MLB Sign-Stealing Report Demands Culture Of Compliance,” Law360 (February 6, 2020)
- Nicholas Macri, “Missing God in Some Things: The NLRB’s Jurisdictional Test Fails to Grasp the Religious Nature of Catholic Colleges and Universities,” 55 B.C. L. Rev. 609 (2014)
- Nicholas Macri, “Holding Back the (Crimson) Tide of Trademark Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Shields Works of Art from Lanham Act Claims in New Life Art,” 54 B.C. L. Rev. E. Supp. 71 (2013)
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2014; Order of the Coif; executive notes editor, Boston College Law Review
- BA (Government), magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2011