- Class Action Defense
- Securities Enforcement & Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- Trade Secrets
- Financial Services
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0184|
|University ||Harvard College, A.B., cum laude|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Deputy Project Editor, American Criminal Law Review|
|Admitted||1982, District of Columbia|
Member, Board of Directors, General Counsel and former National Co-chair, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Volunteer Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Volunteer Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Past President, Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.
Former Regional Director, Harvard Alumni Association
Member, Board of Directors, Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, an affiliate of the American Association for World Health
Member, Executive Committee, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth International Conferences on Nutrition and Fitness in Greece (1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004)
|Born||Des Moines, Iowa, April 22, 1957|
With more than 30 years of representing clients in federal and state courts, in litigation and arbitration, Nick Christakos knows that no two clients or cases are identical and that each client has individual business needs, philosophies and goals. Understanding each client's business, planning a targeted litigation strategy and obtaining a favorable outcome are key to Nick's broad-based litigation experience, which includes work in insurance, reinsurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), securities, employment law, automotive franchise and general contract disputes.
In the insurance and reinsurance areas, Nick has spent thousands of hours in litigation, arbitration and client counseling relating to insurance product transactions, sales practices, coverage, fiduciary liability, risk management, reinsurance arrangements and other matters affecting the financial services industry. Nick also serves as the firm's general counsel.
Sutherland successfully defends annuity issuer in national class action.
Sutherland successfully represents major corporation in putative ERISA consolidated class action suit.
Sutherland protects manufacturer in litigation arising out of dealer bankruptcy.
Awards and Rankings
Recipient, West Publishing Company CJS Award for most significant contribution toward legal scholarship in recognition of law review work (1981)
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Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader
Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas R. Bundy,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn, September 1, 2014
On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13¿2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator, properly discharges its duties under the Employee Retirement Income...
No SLUSA Protection Absent Material Connection With Sale/Purchase of Covered Security
Thomas M. Byrne,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn,Matt Gatewood, March 10, 2014
In Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, the U.S. Supreme Court held on February 26, 2014, that the victims of Allen Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme can proceed with their claims against law firms, insurance brokers, and a financial services company that allegedly helped...
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