Gregory Nicolaysen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Valencia, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 27240 Turnberry Lane, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 818-646-6023
Fax: 661-252-6023
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%),
  • Health Care (30%)
Attorney Profile

Since 1989, Mr. Nicolaysen has concentrated his law practice on the representation of individuals and business entities in federal criminal prosecutions, federal agency investigations, and grand jury proceedings. In the health care field, Mr. Nicolaysen provides compliance counseling to health care entities in regard to federal agency regulations; develops and oversees compliance programs; and represents health care providers in connection with Medicare audits and health care fraud investigations.

Mr. Nicolaysen's area of expertise covers a wide range of federal enforcement including white collar crimes such as bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering and health care fraud, as well non-white collar crimes such as narcotics, RICO and firearm offenses. He has represented over 700 clients in federal criminal matters.

Mr. Nicolaysen's credentials include being certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California since 1997; annual listings in the Super Lawyer directory; annual AV Preeminent ratings by Martindale-Hubbell; and hundreds of endorsements on Linkedin. In 1988-89, he served as the Assistant Regional Director in the Los Angeles office of the Federal Trade Commission, focusing on civil fraud enforcement. Mr. Nicolaysen is also the founder of the Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA), an online legal community that provides online education and resources for the federal defense bar. (Download the AFDA app from the Apple and Google stores.)

Mr. Nicolaysen regularly assists attorneys and firms nationwide on federal criminal matters, including pretrial strategy and motions, as well as evidentiary hearings and trials. He can be reached on his cell at (818) 970 - 7247 and by email at: [email protected]

Since the 1980's, Mr. Nicolaysen has chaired dozens of continuing education seminars on topics in federal criminal law. He regularly presents online video webinars for the federal defense bar through the AFDA app.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%): White Collar Crime

Health Care (30%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2014 - 2020

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About Gregory Nicolaysen

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregorynicolaysen

Honors/Awards:

  • Annual listings in California Super Lawyer directory.
  • Annual AV-Ratings by Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law (CA), State Bar of California, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1981
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Federal Indigent Defense Panel, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1989 - Present
  • Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar Of California, 1997 - 2001
  • Federal Indigent Defense Panel, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1984 - 1987
  • Founder / Chair, Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and Legislative Affairs Section, Member
  • Chair, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar Of California, 2000 - 2001
  • Assistant Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission, Los Angeles, 1988 - 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "The New Federal Sentencing Guidelines", Los Angeles, 1989 (USSC)
  • Audio Webcast on federal sentencing with Prof. Doug Berman, February 2006
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, Editor of Two-volume Course Book, "Protecting The Corporation & Management From Criminal Prosecution", 2-day conference, San Francisco & New York City, 1987
  • Audio Webcast on Federal Bureau of Prisons, April 2006
  • Audio Webcast on Federal Bureau of Prisons, July 2006
  • Audio Webcast on federal sentencing with U.S. Sentencing Commission Staff, April 2007
  • Audio Webcast on federal sentencing with Prof. Doug Berman, June 2007
  • Key Pointers In Handling Federal Bail And Detention Proceedings, December 2004
  • Federal Guideline Sentencing In Financial Crimes Cases: An In-Depth Look At USSG 2B1.1 And Applicable Case Law, 2004
  • Determining Restitution In Federal Sentencing Proceedings, 2004
  • Updates on Blakely v. Washington As We Await The Booker / Fanfan Ruling, November 2004
  • Updates on Rulings Within the Ninth Circuit Applying U.S. v. Ameline, November 2004
  • Updates on the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Halfway House Placement Policy, Sep 2004
  • An Overview of The Federal Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program, Oct 2004
  • An Overview of The Federal Bureau of Prisons' Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Nov 2004
  • Hotel Conferences, references to (USSC) denote faculty participation by U.S. Sentencing Commission Staff
  • Panelist, "Federal Bar Association's Annual Conference on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines", San Francisco, May 2005 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing In A New Era After Booker / Fanfan", Los Angeles, February 2005 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing In Financial Crimes Cases, Including An Analysis Of The Recent Blakely v Washington Ruling And Its Implications For Federal Sentencing", Los Angeles, July 2004(USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "The Federal Bureau of Prisons: A Course For White Collar Defense Counsel And Their Business Clients", Los Angeles, 2003
  • Conference Chair, "Federal Sentencing In Financial Crimes Cases", Las Vegas and Atlanta, 2000 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing Updates & Strategies", Los Angeles, 1994 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing Updates & Strategies", Los Angeles, 1995 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing Updates & Strategies", Los Angeles, 1999 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing Updates & Strategies", San Francisco, 1999 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "What Every Defense Attorney Should Know About The Federal Bureau of Prisons", Los Angeles, 1995
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "What Every Defense Attorney Should Know About The Federal Bureau of Prisons", Los Angeles, 1998
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "What Every Defense Attorney Should Know About The Federal Bureau of Prisons", Los Angeles, 1999
  • Defending The High-Profile Corporate Prosecution: Strategies And Lessons Learned, 2012
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "What Every Defense Attorney Should Know About The Federal Bureau of Prisons", Seattle, 2000
  • Key Updates On Health Care Fraud Enforcement, 2011
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Federal Sentencing Updates & Strategies, Los Angeles, 1995 (USSC)
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "The New Federal Crime Bill", Los Angeles, 1994
  • Cardozo Law Review, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 1979 - 1980
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "Key Developments In Federal Criminal Defense", Los Angeles, 1992
  • Editor, Corporate Criminal Liability Reporter, Quarterly, 1986 - 1990
  • Panelist/Moderator, "Federal Enforcement Policies, Defense Considerations & Judicial Overviews Of White Collar Prosecutions In The '90's", Federal Bar Assoc, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Conducting Proffer Sessions With The U.S. Attorney's Office: Risks And Defense Strategies, 2012
  • Conference Chair / Panelist, "The New Federal Sentencing Guidelines", Los Angeles, 1988 (USSC)
  • Online Audio Webcasts For The Defense Bar On The AFDA Web Site, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Michael Banyard v William Duncan, warden, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20634, C.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2004
  • United States v. Rafael Caro Quintero, et. al., 769 F. Supp. 1564, C.D. Cal., 1991
  • United States v. Richard Miller, 984 F.2d 1028, 9th Cir., 1993
  • United States vs. Javier Vasquez-Velasco, 15 F.3d 833, 9th Cir., 1994
  • RRX Industries, Inc. v. Lab-Con, Inc., 772 F.2d 543, 9th Cir., 1985

Educational Background:

  • Dartmouth College, B.A. in Government, with Distinction, 1977
  • California Graduate Institute, M.A. in Psychology, 1989

Industry Groups

  • All business entities subject to federal regulation and enforcement
Office Location for Gregory Nicolaysen

27240 Turnberry Lane
Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355

Phone: 818-646-6023

Fax: 661-252-6023

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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