Nicholas Cutaia

Nicholas Cutaia

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Nicholas Cutaia



Nicholas Cutaia is an experienced litigator specializing in complex disputes in the financial services, securities, legal, and real estate industries. Known for his aggressive yet thoughtful approach, Nick helps clients navigate difficult and high-stakes matters involving a wide range of issues. 

Nick’s clients include public companies, investment banks, law firms, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, media and real estate companies, investment advisors, officers, directors and high-net worth individuals. He also represents entities and individuals in government investigations by federal and state authorities (e.g., SEC and DOJ).

Nick focuses his practice on securities-related matters, breach of contract claims, fraud and business torts, and private entity breakups. He has significant expertise representing clients in structured products litigation (e.g., RMBS, CDOs), including sponsors, issuers, bondholders, loan servicers, ratings analysts, and mortgage originators.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Nick often represents law firms and their lawyers in resolving partnership disputes, professional liability issues, and other claims asserted against those clients. He is 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


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