Nicholas A. Secara

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
University Middlebury College, B.A.
Law SchoolBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, Cardozo Journal of International/Comparative Law
AdmittedNew Jersey; New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association


Nick is an associate in the New York office and a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group for the international Insurance and Reinsurance Department. Nick advises clients on various matters, including government investigations, commercial disputes, compliance, complex coverage issues and class action litigation.
•Represents one of the world's largest commercial banks in an investigation by the New York State Attorney General into industry-wide mortgage lending practices.

•Advises various insurance companies and insurance brokerages responding to Market Conduct Examinations by the New York State Department of Financial Services.

•Advises one of the world's largest alternative asset managers on a variety of insurance and regulatory matters.

•Represented several insurance companies under investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services for allegedly engaging in bad faith claims handling and settlement practices.

•Advised various insurance and reinsurance companies in complex coverage disputes, including the property and casualty, life insurance and reinsurance contexts.

•Represented an insurance company facing allegations of common law fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and violations of state consumer fraud statutes.

•Nick has handled all aspects of discovery in complex commercial litigations, and has drafted pleadings in various state courts.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, Nick was an associate in the litigation department of a New York firm, where he practiced securities and commercial litigation.

During his third year of law school, Nick participated in the highly regarded Cardozo Criminal Appeals Clinic, where he authored and argued an appellate brief for a felony conviction before the New York State Appellate Division, First Department. While attending the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Nick also interned for the Honorable Brian M. Cogan, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, and the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Prior to law school, Nick worked in the New York office of a prestigious international law firm, where he focused primarily on insurance and reinsurance matters.

Besides Edwards Wildman

A former member of Middlebury College's varsity football and track and field teams, Nick loves exercising and watching his beloved Washington Redskins. He also enjoys international travel, skiing and attempting to develop a half-decent tennis game.

Pro-Bono Activities
Nick completed a six-month rotation with the Law Department of the City of New York, where he served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel. In this capacity, Nick routinely deposed plaintiffs and defended depositions on behalf of the City of New York.

Writing for Concussion Litigation Reporter, Nick Secara Examines Declaratory Judgment Action Battles Following Concussion Class Actions
August 7, 2014
NCAA Reaches Preliminary $75 Million Settlement for Concussion-Based Class Actions Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
July 29, 2014
Writing for Insurance Journal, Nick Secara Analyzes How NFL Concussion Decision Could Change Liability Policies
July 21, 2014
Declaratory Judgment Action Battles Follow Concussion Class Actions Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
July 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman Insurance and Reinsurance Review - May 2014
May 2014
Edwards Wildman's Huhnsik Chung and Nick Secara Analyze Recent Developments in Class Certification Requirements in Commercial Litigation Insider
March 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman'sNick Secara Analyze Strategic Intervention in Insurance Coverage Disputes in the New York Law Journal
March 12, 2014
Edwards Wildman's John Hughes, Barry Weissman and Nick Secara Examine How Concussion Cases Will Affect the Insurance Industry in Law360
February 10, 2014
Concussions in Professional and Amateur Athletics: Potential Liability for Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered During Sporting Events
January 2014
Edwards Wildman Insurance and Reinsurance Review - January 2014
January 2014

Edwards Wildman's Nick Secara Elected to the Executive Board of the U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group
November 6, 2014

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Nicholas A. Secara

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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