When companies and individuals face complex commercial litigation, need guidance with insurance recovery, or have been accused of crimes, Nicholas Schretzman assists them through every step. He conducts US domestic and international internal corporate investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); litigates complex insurance recovery matters; represents corporations in US federal and state criminal and regulatory investigations; and defends individuals against federal criminal indictments. Nicholas’s diverse client base includes global investment banks, major petrochemical companies, and defense contractors.
Recent and ongoing representations include:
Assisted in securing a favorable settlement on behalf of a large international investment bank concerning a run-off professional services liability policy issued to the bank's predecessor-in-interest.
Assisted in winning an eight-figure award on behalf of a major petrochemical company in a FINRA arbitration against the company's former broker-dealer.
Assisting in an internal international FCPA investigation for a Fortune 200 technology company involving related inquiries by the DOJ, the SEC, and the World Bank.
Conducted an internal Federal Acquisition Rules investigation for a defense contractor.
Assisted in a matter concerning the coverage afforded by a first party/business interruption insurance policy for property losses and business interruption arising out of earthquake and flooding caused by the 2008 tsunami in Japan.
Assisting in a matter concerning coverage afforded by a first party/business interruption insurance policy for property losses and business interruption arising out of nuclear power plant accident.
Convinced federal court in the Southern District of New York to sentence client convicted of laundering more than $1 million to time-served.
Argued numerous evidentiary and dispositive motions in the Southern District of New York in continuing defense of illegal re-entry and felon-in-possession indictment.
Brooklyn Law School, 2008, J.D., Cum Laude
Vassar College, 2004, B.A.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Insurance, Law360 (2020)