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Nicholas D. SanFilippo serves as a first chair trial lawyer representing employers in actions involving restrictive covenants, employment contracts, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and tort claims, including defamation, conversion, wrongful discharge, conspiracy, and tortious interference. He advises management on employment issues related to termination, hiring, reduction in force, restrictive covenants, employment agreements, discipline, and handbooks.

Nick represents closely-held businesses facing crises related to ownership disputes or misconduct by board members, officers, or key employees. He develops strategies with the goal of maximizing returns and minimizing losses in situations related to unethical conduct, breach of contract, fraud, embezzlement, theft, or forgery.

Nick’s litigation experience also includes breach of contract, business torts, and commercial disputes in federal and state courts. He has deep experience representing clients in the government contracting, hospitality, financial services, and private equity industries.

In addition to serving as a litigator and employment counselor, Nick represents government contractors in bid protests at the agency level and before the GAO. He also advises government contractors on the FAR and relevant executive orders, including the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

In a unanimous 9-0 decision issued April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court held the “transportation worker” exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not require

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