Nicolai A. Schurko: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Nicolai A. Schurko

Nicolai Schurko is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in the firm's technology, media & intellectual property practice group. His practice consists of advising corporations, healthcare providers, and other entities on compliance with state and federal data breach notification and privacy laws. Additionally, a portion of his practice concentrates on the defense of design professionals in construction claims and intellectual property disputes.
Phone(215) 575-2701

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Privacy / Data Security
University University of Pittsburgh (B.S. in Business Administration, Major: Finance; Minor: Economics, magna cum laude, 2006)
Law SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 2010 Trial Advocacy Award, 2010, Pittsburgh Tax Review, Articles Editor
Admitted2010, Pennsylvania; 2010, New Jersey; 2010, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey; 2011, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association


Nicolai focuses his practice on aviation and commercial litigation matters. As a member of the firm's Aviation Litigation Practice Group, Nick regularly represents aircraft operators and owners, component manufacturers, airlines and airports. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to various complex litigation matters, including business disputes, interpretation of contracts and insurance policies, product liability matters and construction defect litigation. Additionally, he has handled numerous general liability cases.

Nicolai previously worked within the Professional Liability and Technology, Media, and Data Security Practice Groups of the firm, where he handled cases ranging from defending various professionals in malpractice actions to advising entities regarding state and federal data privacy laws. He gained unique experience assisting clients in responding to data breaches, including issuing individual notifications pursuant to state and federal law, corresponding with state Attorneys General and establishing identity theft prevention programs.

He is currently admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Published Works

• Data Breach 101, Defense Digest, December 2010

Honors & Awards

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015


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Data Breach 101
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2010

Federal - Technology & Intellectual Property, Key Points:11.1 million adults were victims of identity theft in 2009, suffering a combined $54 billion in total fraud, leading to potential claims against the entities that exposed the individuals to identity..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2010

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Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Obtained award in favor of client, a helicopter repair station, at arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in case involving a commerical dispute with a forein helicopter operator, and collected on arbitration award by pursuit of operator in its home country.; Received defense decision in favor of client, a government entity owning an airport, at arbitration of a premises liability claim involving alleged traumatic brain injuries.; Represented defendant attorney in a case involving an alleged misappropriation of estate assets, and obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims through dispositive motion practice.; Obtained dismissal of all claims against client, an entity with an attenuated ownership interest in an apartment building, in a case involving the death of a communications contractor who fell to his death while installing equipment on the roof of the apartment building.; Successfully confessed judgment against an entity that defaulted on settlement obligations to client, a Part 135 operator under the Federal Aviation Regulations, and pursued the defaulting entity to a successful resolution in case involving breach of contract arising out of charter flight services provided by client. Published Works: Data Breach 101, Defense Digest, December 2010
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Nicolai A. Schurko

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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