Nicholas Gaglio is an “incredibly practical lawyer” who is able to “navigate difficult spaces with a real grace”, effuse impressed peers.
Nick Gaglio counsels clients on a full range of antitrust issues, including mergers and corporate counselling, civil non-merger and criminal cartel investigations, internal investigations and litigation. He has assisted clients in diverse industries ranging from recycled paper to food and beverage packaging, sports equipment to sports entertainment.
Mr Gaglio has represented clients in federal and state investigations, including assisting a Japanese auto-parts company in negotiating a significant fine reduction. He has twice guided a major sports entertainment company through federal investigation, in both instances securing the closure of the investigation without a remedy or penalty being imposed.
Mr Gaglio’s broad antitrust litigation experience spans from conception through decision and has included strategic assessment and crafting of claims and defences, effective e-discovery management, tactical briefing and advocacy at various critical pretrial stages, settlement evaluation and execution at trial. Nick is also a veteran of follow-on class action multidistrict litigation. His team defending a Japanese manufacturer in the Auto Parts litigation was recognised for “creative, strategic and innovative litigation” with a Global Competition Review Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence nomination.
Mr Gaglio has guided clients in obtaining antitrust clearance for large and complex strategic mergers, including as global coordinating counsel to Ball Corporation in its US$6.85 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC, which required filings in several international jurisdictions. He has also counselled corporations on antitrust compliance, including vertical distribution and e-commerce arrangements.
A member of the New York State Bar Association antitrust section’s selective executive committee since 2009, Mr Gaglio is the section’s immediate past chair. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s antitrust section.