Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.

Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
 | 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
Phone: 212-504-6000
Fax: 212-504-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile
    Nicholas Gravante's main practice areas include business crimes, commercial litigation, and antitrust and securities litigation. Currently, Mr. Gravante serves as counsel for the former CEO of a major insurance company and two multi-billion dollar investment companies in connection with various civil and regulatory actions. He also serves as co-lead national counsel for approximately 3,700 independent retail pharmacies who are plaintiffs in a federal antitrust case pending against major drug manufacturers. Other representative clients of Mr. Gravante's include a major international hospitality corporation and a world-famous fashion designer. Before joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in June of 2000, Mr. Gravante was a partner at the law firm of Barrett Gravante Carpinello & Stern LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Gravante was associated with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and the law office of Gerald L. Shargel. Mr. Gravante has tried cases in federal and state courts across the country, including winning several acquittals. He achieved the acquittal of a leading New York City real estate company in a securities fraud case brought by the New York State Attorney General's Office. He also prevailed in representing foreign exchange traders accused of executing hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign exchange trades without authorization and won a substantial jury verdict in federal district court in Los Angeles on behalf of a nationally known mystery author against a major publishing house. Mr. Gravante has successfully negotiated pleas for individual and corporate clients in many high-profile matters. Recent pleas were negotiated for, among others, the former owner of a National Hockey League team charged with federal mail and wire fraud; a floor trader on the New York Stock Exchange charged with securities violations; and a medical supplies provider charged with insurance fraud. Mr. Gravante has negotiated the outright dismissal of pending criminal charges against individuals and has successfully helped exonerate numerous individuals and corporations in federal and state grand jury investigations. Mr. Gravante is a former member of the Sentencing Guidelines Committee of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and a former member of the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
    Office Location for Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.

    200 Liberty Street
    New York, NY 10281

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