Nicholas M. Menasché
Phone: (212) 603-6348 Fax: (212) 956-2164
Mr. Menasché is of counsel in the Firm’s Litigation & ADR, and Entertainment & Media Services Departments. Mr. Menasche has significant experience in complex commercial, employment, intellectual property, securities, and antitrust litigation, as well as internal investigations involving fraud and bribery. Mr. Menasché has appeared in federal, state, administrative, and private arbitration proceedings on behalf of public and private companies, as well as individuals, from the financial, telecommunications, insurance, waste disposal, and restaurant industries, among others.
Representative matters include representing highly-regarded, upscale New York restaurant in federal trademark and trade dress infringement dispute against California-based restaurant; bringing Nevada derivative and direct action against officers and directors of a mid-ware technology firm for breaches of fiduciary duty, including engaging in self-dealing business transactions without Board approval and dilution of shares; suing former employee of electronic cigarettes company in Nevada for violation of non-compete agreement and other restrictive covenants; suing former partner of textiles company for trademark and copyright infringement; representing waste disposal corporation in special proceedings against various municipalities for improper denials of waste contract bids and imposition of auditor; enjoining former broker of financial institution for theft of confidential client lists and improper solicitation; defending former officers and directors of global telecom company in securities class action litigation; defending one of the largest U.S. credit card issuers and acquirers in antitrust multi-district litigation; defending underwriter of auction rate securities in securities class action; defending major investment bank during financial crisis in 2008 in post-merger litigation in multiple jurisdictions; and participating in international investigation of airline for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
While attending law school, Mr. Menasché externed for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, then of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and now of the U.S. Supreme Court, and eventually graduated as valedictorian of his class.
Previously, Mr. Menasché was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in its New York office.
Areas of Practice:
State of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Pace University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
- Valedictorian, School of Law Faculty Award
- Executive Promotions Editor, Pace Law Review
- Pace University School of Law Trustee Scholarship
Drew University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)
- Extern, Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Activities and Publications:
- Member, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, New York City Bar Association
- Panel Member, Q&A with Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, Pace University School of Law (Nov. 2012)
- Author, Recording Industry Missteps: Suing Anonymous Filesharers as a Last Resort, 26 Pace L. Rev. 273 (2005)