Nicholas Reddick

Partner

San Francisco
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
One Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
T 415 858 7595
F 415 858 7599
nreddickwillkie.com
Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238

Nick Reddick is a partner in the Litigation Department in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Nick represents clients in complex commercial and privacy litigation, high-stakes bet-the company disputes and class actions, white collar criminal defense, government investigations and enforcement actions, congressional hearings, and multidimensional crises involving sanctions and anti-corruption issues. Nick has litigated cases on behalf of entities–including leading technology companies, large financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies–and individuals in numerous states and federal districts across the country, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Circuits. A former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, Nick is an accomplished courtroom advocate with significant trial experience.

Nick was recently recognized by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week” for his role in obtaining justice on behalf of military veterans and Gold Star families who brought claims against a foreign sovereign that materially supported terrorist attacks in Iraq that killed or injured these Americans.

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Nick Reddick is a partner in the Litigation Department in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Nick represents clients in complex commercial and privacy litigation, high-stakes bet-the company disputes and class actions, white collar criminal defense, government investigations and enforcement actions, congressional hearings, and multidimensional crises involving sanctions and anti-corruption issues. Nick has litigated cases on behalf of entities–including leading technology companies, large financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies–and individuals in numerous states and federal districts across the country, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Circuits. A former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, Nick is an accomplished courtroom advocate with significant trial experience.

Selected Significant Matters

Class Actions

  • Representing the nation’s largest federal credit union, Navy Federal Credit Union, in numerous consumer related class actions brought in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California, District of South Carolina, and Eastern District of Virginia. Achieved dismissals of numerous of Plaintiffs’ claims, and represented Navy Federal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Represented Resideo Technologies in a securities fraud class action brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and related shareholder derivative litigation in the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Delaware and Minnesota.
  • Representing a class of employees of the State of Arizona in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Arizona’s exclusion of gender-affirming surgical care under the State’s health care plan.

White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations

  • Representing a California-based, public biotechnology company in investigations being conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and state healthcare regulators.
  • Representing an employee of a large automobile manufacturer charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act.
  • Overseen numerous internal and Congressional investigations on behalf of several large corporations, health care companies, and asset management firms.
  • Assisted in providing expert testimony addressing political interference in federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, in relation to a high-profile extradition of a foreign national.

High Stakes Litigation

  • Representing a leading technology company in litigation involving claims brought under various state consumer protection laws.
  • Represented the board of directors of PDV Holding, Inc., CITGO Holding, Inc., and CITGO Petroleum Corporation in successfully obtaining a precedent-setting ruling in the Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court that affirmed the legitimacy of the President Guaidó-appointed boards of directors of the U.S. subsidiaries of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.
  • Representing PDV Holding, Inc. in a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeking to invalidate certain sovereign bonds executed by the Maduro regime in contravention of Venezuela’s Constitution and the Venezuelan National Assembly’s legislative acts.
  • Successfully obtained a $455 million judgment against the Republic of Iran in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of military veterans and Gold Star families suing to hold Iran accountable for providing material support and resources to the terrorists in Iraq that injured or killed the plaintiffs and their family members.
  • Representing hundreds of additional Gold Star families and military veterans in lawsuits under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and Antiterrorism Act against the Republic of Iran for supporting terrorism in Iraq and numerous wartime contractors that allegedly paid bribes to the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • Represented Synopsys, one of the world’s largest software companies, in copyright and patent infringement litigation brought against another software company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Representing CITGO Petroleum Corporation in breach of contract, fraud, and RICO litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against an individual and company that allegedly defrauded the Company.
  • Represented a large, foreign corporation in a federal lawsuit brought under the Helms-Burton Act in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
  • Represented an ad hoc Group of Hertz Corporation Senior Noteholders seeking to enforce certain redemption provisions in the Notes through bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Successfully litigated numerous lawsuits brought under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
    Prior Experience
  • As a federal prosecutor, Nick served as lead or co-lead prosecutor in numerous civil rights cases brought by the Department of Justice,* including U.S. v. Syring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the prosecution of an individual who was convicted of federal hate crimes after a two week jury trial for threatening numerous employees of a Washington, D.C. non-profit advocating on behalf of Arab Americans.
  • As a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Navy,* Nick assisted the Navy in responding to various Congressional investigations and inquiries regarding the handling of sexual assaults committed against U.S. service members; oversaw numerous complex, high-profile internal investigations involving fraud, criminal conduct, and alleged war crimes committed overseas; and served as trial counsel in numerous courts martial and administrative proceedings.

*These matters were handled prior to joining Willkie.

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