Nicholas Cutaia

Nicholas Cutaia

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Nicholas Cutaia



Nicholas Cutaia handles a broad range of corporate, commercial and securities litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration. He also defends law firms in high-stakes professional liability matters.

Nick’s clients include public companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, law firms, media and real estate companies, officers, directors, and high-net-worth individuals.

Nick’s commercial litigation practice focuses on business torts, M&A litigation, partnership and investor disputes, and securities-related matters. He has significant expertise handling matters involving complex structures and financial instruments, including securitizations, joint ventures, and equity and debt investments.

In his professional liability practice, Nick defends major law firms in legal malpractice actions, partnership disputes, and other matters. Nick is the co-chair of the Firm’s Professional Liability Group and a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee.

Early in his career, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pauley III, United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York.


  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2015-2018


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility, New York City Bar Association


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • St. John's University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
  • Tufts University  (B.A., 2000)