As the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, Nick ran grand jury investigations, prosecuted white collar criminal cases, oversaw the office’s cases and investigations, and managed relationships with law enforcement agencies as the district's chief federal law enforcement officer. Nick uses his government and private practice experience to assist clients in responding to grand jury and other government investigations. His practice has included cases involving health care fraud, the False Claims Act, financial fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, food & agriculture, insurance fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, extortion and money laundering, congressional investigations, and matters against state attorneys general as well as drugs and violent crime.
Nick uses his experience conducting investigations for the government and defending clients against government investigations to conduct internal investigations for clients. He helps clients assess exposure, manage risk and, when necessary, prepare reports to address public concerns. In addition to private clients, Nick has conducted internal investigations on behalf of a state attorney general, a state supreme court and a state political party. Nick is a recipient of the FBI’s Distinguished Service Award.
Nick co-leads the litigation section of the firm’s national health and life sciences industry group. He has represented clients across the country in matters concerning the federal health care fraud state, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, and other types of health care investigations. His clients have included medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, health care executives and sale representatives, and physicians.
Nick has successfully handled trials as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney and in both federal and state court. Nick also has successfully handled appeals at the state and federal levels.