Nicholas Pisegna is temporarily on a full-time DA Rotation.
Nick Pisegna joined the litigation and enforcement department as an associate in 2016. Nick’s practice spans a wide range of litigation, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, complex commercial disputes, and internal and government-initiated investigations. He has experience in discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, and appeal. Nick also maintains an active pro bono practice. Representative matters include defending an individual from indictment to sentencing against federal felony-level drug charges, and representing victims of sex trafficking in a lawsuit against Backpage.com alleging violations of federal and state trafficking laws.
Nick is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Boston College Law School, where he interned at the New York County District Attorney's Office in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Peter W. Agnes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Honorable Raymond Brassard (Ret.) of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
- Represents bioscience company and certain of its current and former directors and officers in securities fraud and derivative class actions, and related litigation, involving allegations of insider trading and misrepresentation of drug trial results.
- Represents former executive of technology company in DOJ and SEC investigations into disclosure and accounting violations.
- Represents companies and individuals, and serves as liaison counsel to defendant executive committee representing over 5,000 shareholder defendants, in Tribune Company fraudulent conveyance action, including successful Second Circuit appeal regarding scope of Bankruptcy Code section 546(e) financial transaction safe harbor, and related Supreme Court briefing.
- Represents international commercial manufacturer in shareholder litigation.
- Represented pharmaceutical drug company in connection with criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and SEC into allegations of off-label promotion, securities fraud, and other related issues, and secured favorable agreed-upon resolution.
- Represented therapeutics company and its officers in securities fraud litigation involving allegations of insider trading and misrepresentation of drug trial results, and secured dismissal in federal court.
- Represented international client in contract dispute with licensee regarding a commercial supply agreement. Assisted in all aspects of discovery, motions practice, and preparation for arbitration.
- Represented investment funds in derivative action arising out of proxy contest, and secured dismissal in state court.
- Jane Doe v. Backpage.com - Counsel to victims of sex trafficking, alleging violations of federal and state trafficking laws.
- Represented individual from indictment to sentencing in criminal case involving felony-level drug trafficking allegations.
- Lead counsel in successful appeal before the Boston Housing Authority.
- Co-author, “Supreme Court Rules on Securities Act Class Actions,” Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor (April 2018)
- Author, “Probable Cause to Protect Children: The Connection Between Child Molestation and Child Pornography,” Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice (2016)
- Author, “Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Importance of the Summary Judgment Standard in the Deadly Force Case of Gonzalez v. City of Anaheim,” Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice (2016)
- JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2016; executive articles editor, Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice
- BA (History), with Honors, Bowdoin College, 2011