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Practice area:

Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)
Regulatory investigations
White collar crime

Nick Goldin is a former SDNY federal prosecutor, a Litigation Partner and Head of the Firm’s Crisis Management Practice. Drawing on more than two decades of experience in private practice and government service, Nick advises companies, boards of directors and individuals in a range of sensitive matters—including white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, related litigation and other critical situations that present significant legal and reputational risk. As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, he also regularly counsels clients on compliance matters and cybersecurity incidents. Nick is Co-Chair of Simpson Thacher’s Finance Committee and previously served as a Hiring Partner. 

Nick has handled matters across the U.S. and in South America, Europe and Asia for clients in the financial services, private funds, hospitality and gaming, industrial, retail, technology, security, automotive, health care and life sciences, real estate, energy, utility, aerospace and defense, food services, advertising and media, and insurance sectors. Most of his matters have never become public. 

Nick has been recognized in major industry publications, including Chambers USA, where sources describe him as “a first-class legal and strategic mind” and the “complete package.” He is also regularly recognized by The Legal 500 and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation. 

Before joining Simpson Thacher in 2010, Nick served in the DOJ as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the computer hacking group of the Major Crimes Unit. 

Nick graduated from Cornell Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review, and from Cornell University, magna cum laude and with distinction in all subjects. Among Nick’s recent publications is the chapter covering FCPA/anti-corruption monitorships in the 2019 edition of “The Guide to Monitorships” published by Global Investigations Review. 


Updated Sep 2021