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

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.

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

Represent Benihana, Inc., in numerous trademark and contract suits against Benihana of Tokyo.

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

Advise and defend corporate and individual defendants in federal False Claims Act suits and investigations.



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.

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.

Represent Georgetown law professor targeted by an aggressive campaign of internet defamation arising from his service on a FINRA arbitration panel.

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