Attorneys


Nicole Gueron

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Ms. Gueron prosecutes and defends commercial and intellectual property disputes, and represents clients in complex government investigations. Before co-founding CGR, Ms. Gueron served as the Deputy Chief Trial Counsel to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Previously, she was an associate at Friedman, Kaplan & Seiler, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, U.S. District Judge, S.D.N.Y. Ms. Gueron has been named to the New York Super Lawyers list every year since 2011.

Education

Yale Law School, J.D., 1995
Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal

Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude,
Phi Beta Kappa, 1990


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Represent Benihana, Inc. in ongoing trademark and contract disputes against Benihana of Tokyo.

Advise and defend corporate and individual defendants in federal False Claims Act suits and investigations. Represented the CEO of an online start-up company, acquired by Groupon, Inc., in a post-closing securities fraud lawsuit by seed-round investors who sold before the acquisition; obtained dismissal of suit.

Represent Health Republic of New York in its effort to obtain reimbursement of $575 million owed by the Federal Government under the Affordable Care Act reinsurance, risk corridors, and risk adjustment programs.

Advised the independent directors of Ampal-American Israel Corp. in connection with their exit from the board of directors; obtained dismissal of bankruptcy trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.

Represent New York State agencies, including the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation, in high profile lawsuits relating to regulatory and constitutional challenges, and government enforcement disputes.

Represent Amanda Schmitt, plaintiff in a ground-breaking discrimination and retaliation case, who was featured among the Silence Breakers, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017.

Defended Black Card, LLC in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by American Express; negotiated a favorable settlement.


Represent Everytown for Gun Safety as amicus curiae in suit defending New York State’s firearms licensing laws.

Advised private equity firm and a portfolio company’s audit committee in the investigation and termination of a co-founder and CEO engaged in financial impropriety.

Represent the Citywide Council of Presidents, the representative of over 400,000 NYCHA residents, in litigation demanding decent, safe, and sanitary NYCHA housing.

Represented producer in suit against celebrity television host, Nancy Grace, alleging breach of contract to develop television series; negotiated a favorable settlement.

Successfully prosecuted and settled copyright infringement case brought by visual artist against multinational company whose branding used her visual images.

Negotiated a landmark agreement among the New York Attorney General, federal regulators, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac reconfiguring the residential real estate appraisal process, affecting billions of dollars in residential mortgage loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “Overturning the Federal Applecart,” Peter G. Miller, Realty Times, Mar. 12, 2008; http://realtytimes.com/archives/item/5443-20080312_homevalue.


AFFILIATIONS

Brooklyn Community Foundation, Board Member
(2016-present)

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Board Chair
(2010-2014)

SuperLawyer™ (2011-present)

ADMISSIONS

State of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and
Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Federal Claims