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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 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1986
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Antitrust Litigation
Attorney Profile

Nicholas A. Gravante Jr. is a partner at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP located in New York, New York. Licensed to practice in New York since 1986, he takes on cases involving corporate and financial litigation and regulation, global litigation, insurance and reinsurance, white collar matters and antitrust litigation.

Well known for his extensive experience dealing with business crimes, complex commercial litigation and disputes, Mr. Gravante has worked on high-profile cases and successfully helped his clients to navigate through legal disputes. He has a long list of having obtained favorable verdicts for his clients.

Mr. Gravante is a zealous and aggressive advocate for the rights of his clients. With an unwavering commitment to his clients’ interests and needs, he handles all cases in an efficient and economical manner. With memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, he enjoys being active in the legal field.

Graduating magna cum laude, Mr. Gravante has a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Duke University. He went on to study law at the Columbia Law School and earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a writing and research editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems. 

Mr. Gravante was selected to be on the New York Continuing Legal Education Board, the Second Department Judicial Screening Committee and the Departmental Disciplinary Committee. He is a board member of the Poly Prep Country Day School and the Community Service Society of New York. 

Mr. Gravante was also a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has received many accolades and awards for his exceptional legal work, including being named to the list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America and 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. Also, Law360 named him a Product Liability MVP.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Antitrust Litigation
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.

First Admitted: 1986, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.cadwalader.com/professionals/nicholas-gravante

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Writing and Research Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York Continuing Legal Education Board
  • Trustee for the Central Park Conservancy
  • Board Chair of Brooklyn Public Library
  • Board Chair of the Community Service Society of New York
  • Board Chair of Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Departmental Disciplinary Committee by the First Department
  • Second Department Judicial Screening Committee

Educational Background

  • Duke University, B.S., magna cum laude

Honors/Awards

  • Cadwalader earned National Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” https://www.cadwalader.com/news/news-release/cadwalader-ranked-among-top-national-firms-in-2022-us-news--best-lawyers-best-law-firms-publication, U.S. News – Best Lawyers Practice Group Recognition, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms, 2021
  • Product Liability MVP, Law360, 2015
  • Top Business Litigation Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Nick was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in the "Litigation" practice area, 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2021
  • Recognized as a top trial lawyer by Benchmark Litigation: https://benchmarklitigation.com/Lawyer/Nicholas-Gravante/Profile/85861#profile, Benchmark Litigation Top Trial Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, 2021
  • Nick Gravante was featured among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America for 2021. https://www.lawdragon.com/guides/2021-08-18-the-2021-lawdragon-500-leading-plaintiff-financial-lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2021
  • Nick has been recognized among the Best Lawyers in America since 2011: https://www.cadwalader.com/news/news-release/cadwalader-recognized-in-the-best-lawyers-in-america-2022, Best Lawyers Recognition, Best Lawyers in America, 2021

Representative Clients

  • Member of the Cadwalader team that has been retained by the bankruptcy trustee for Unlocked in a major antitrust case against Google pending in the Northern District of California., 2021
  • Member of the Cadwalader team representing companies including McDonalds, Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Darden Restaurants, Papa Johns and Wendy’s in cases involving the price fixing of broiler chicken; and representing companies including Kraft Heinz, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Restaurant Depot and others in cases involving the price fixing of pork., 2021
  • Nick Gravante is renowned for his work on behalf of clients, handling high-profile cases and highly sensitive, confidential matters resolved behind the scenes. He has negotiated non-prosecution agreements for publicly traded companies and won exoneration of numerous individuals, non-profit entities, Fortune 500 companies and a major national university in federal and state grand jury and regulatory investigations. He currently serves as counsel to the Starr Companies, to The Related Companies, and to several hedge funds and private equity firms., 2021

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Nick Gravante is featured in an AmLaw Litigation Daily article, “‘Build, Build, Build’: What Other Firms Can Take Away from Cadwalader’s Rapid Integration of Nick Gravante and His Team”: https://www.cadwalader.com/uploads/media/AMLAW09032021502295CADWALADER_Without_Logo.pdf, 2021
  • Nick Gravante is interviewed in a Financial Times article, “The Trump investigation lawyer who served a valuable apprenticeship”: https://www.ft.com/content/2d757570-339c-4226-8e94-8de044cc52e4, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nick Gravante's community endeavors include as Board member of Poly Prep Country Day School; Board Chair of the Community Service Society of New York; and Trustee for the Central Park Conservancy., 2021

Verdicts/Settlements

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Office Location for Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr.

200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281

Phone: 212-504-6000

Fax: 212-504-6666

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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