Government and Internal Investigations
As U.S. Attorney, Nick ran grand jury investigations and prosecuted white collar criminal cases. He oversaw the criminal docket for the U.S. Attorney's Office and managed relationships with law enforcement agencies as the district's chief federal law enforcement officer. Nick uses his government and private practice background to assist clients in responding to grand jury and other government investigations, conducting thorough internal investigations to evaluate risk and exposure, and defending themselves against the government.
Health Care Fraud & False Claims Act
Nick has particular experience handling health care fraud and False Claims Act matters. He has represented health care companies and professionals during criminal and civil investigations. As U.S. Attorney, Nick oversaw health care fraud investigations and False Claims Act matters and prosecuted cases — including at trial.
Nick develops effective compliance programs that prevent the problems typically revealed by government investigations. He has also served as a court-appointed compliance monitor in a matter brought by the Iowa Attorney General's Office under the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act.
Nick vigorously defends clients in criminal trials. Both as U.S. attorney and in private practice, he has handled matters in court, including several trials and appellate cases. He has handled criminal cases involving financial fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, immigration fraud, extortion and money laundering, as well as drugs and violent crime. He has also represented clients in civil litigation involving commercial disputes, employment matters and torts.