How Nick Helps Clients
Nick is a seasoned litigator who is regularly called upon to represent business clients in a variety of complex matters. His practice intersects high-stakes business litigation and complex labor and employment cases, including claims related to breach of contract and business torts, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, intellectual property protection and a variety of class and collective actions under federal and state law.
Nick has litigated cases in federal and state courts in jurisdictions across the country. Recognized by his peers for sophisticated work on behalf of his clients, Nick was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer in 2017, has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star every year since 2015, and was named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2023.
Nick serves as the Chair of Buchanan’s PRIDE Affinity Group (Promoting Respect, Inclusion and Diversity for all Employees), which is the firm’s affinity group for employees who identify as LGBTQ and allies. In connection with this leadership role, Nick also sits on Buchanan’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, which is tasked with recommending policies, programs and initiatives designed to enhance diversity and inclusion throughout the firm and in our communities.
Prior to entering private practice, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
What Clients Can Expect
Nick’s attentiveness to the particular facts and law in each case gives his clients an edge at all phases of litigation. He calls upon his breadth of knowledge to counsel clients on expectations and exposure in a particular case. Nick also understands that the business strategy for each client is unique and will consider those differences when crafting an effective litigation strategy with the client.
Outside the Office
Nick is the father of four beautiful children who constantly remind him that laughter is the key to having a fun and healthy life. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with them, staying active, traveling and exploring new restaurants.
Nick also shares his time and talents with several civic and charitable organizations, including the Children’s Trust of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, of which he is a founding member.
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Duquesne University, Donahue Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 2010
The Catholic University of America, B.A., 2006, political science
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association, LGBTQ+ Rights Committee (2019-present), chair (2022-2023); Judiciary Committee, elected member (2022-2025); Political Action Committee, appointed member (2018-2021); Young Lawyers Division, council (2013-2017), Education Committee, chair (2013-2017)
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Delegate for Zone 12 (Allegheny County), House of Delegates (2014-2017)
Sell-Hay American Inn of Court, barrister; Executive Board (2012-present); Programming Committee Co-Chair (2012-present)
Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (2021-present); member, Recruitment Committee (2021-present)
Strip District Neighbors
The Pennsylvania Society (2017-present)
“Lalley for Judge” campaign committee for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, campaign treasurer, 2017
Western Pennsylvania Finance Committee, Senator Pat Toomey
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Children’s Trust, founding board member; Grant Committee, chair