"Very strong merger lawyer" Nicholas Gaglio is "extremely technical" according to interviewees, who also praise his litigation skills.
Drawing on over 15 years of experience at Axinn, 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. Nick has assisted clients in resolving antitrust problems in diverse industries ranging from recycled paper to food and beverage packaging, sports equipment to sports entertainment.
Nick has represented clients in federal and state attorneys general 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. He has also assisted clients in conducting internal investigations.
Nick’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. Nick’s team defending a Japanese manufacturer in the Auto Parts litigation was recently recognised for “creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages” with a nomination from Global Competition Review in the Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence category.
Nick 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.
Nick has counselled corporations on antitrust compliance and in a variety of commercial contexts, including vertical distribution and e-commerce arrangements. Recently Nick advised a major sporting goods brand regarding its national roll-out of a minimum advertised price policy.
Nick is currently chair of the antitrust section of the New York State Bar Association. A member of the section’s selective executive committee since 2009, he has served as vice chair, diversity chair, secretary, finance officer, membership chair and a member of the nominations committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s antitrust section.