Domenico “Nico” Minerva advises leading pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to corporate fraud in the U.S. securities markets. A former financial advisor, his work focuses on securities, antitrust, and consumer class action litigation and shareholder derivative litigation, representing Taft-Hartley and public pension funds across the country.
Nico’s extensive experience litigating securities cases includes those against global security systems company Tyco and co-defendant PricewaterhouseCoopers (In re Tyco International Ltd., Securities Litigation), which resulted in a $3.2 billion settlement, achieving the largest single defendant settlement in post-PSLRA history. He also has counseled companies and institutional investors on corporate governance reform.
Nico has also done substantial work in antitrust class actions in pay-for-delay or “product hopping” cases in which pharmaceutical companies allegedly obstructed generic competitors in order to preserve monopoly profits on patented drugs, including Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Warner Chilcott Public Limited Co., In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation, In re Solodyn (MinocyclineHydrochloride) Antitrust Litigation, In re Niaspan Antitrust Litigation, In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation, and Sergeants Benevolent Association Health & Welfare Fund et al. v. Actavis PLC et al. In an anticompetitive antitrust matter, The Infirmary LLC vs. National Football League Inc et al., Nico played a part in challenging an exclusivity agreement between the NFL and DirectTV over the service’s “NFL Sunday Ticket” package, and he litigated on behalf of indirect purchasers of potatoes in a case alleging that growers conspired to control and suppress the nation’s potato supply In re Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation.
On behalf of consumers, Nico represented a plaintiff in In Re ConAgra Foods Inc. over its claims that Wesson-brand vegetable oils are 100 percent natural.
An accomplished speaker, Nico has given numerous presentations to investors on a variety of topics of interest regarding corporate fraud, wrongdoing, and waste. He is also an active member of the National Association of Public Pension Plan Attorneys (NAPPA).
Nico obtained his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, where he also completed a two-year externship with the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Tulane University Law School
University of Florida
B.A., Business Administration, 1999
2007, New York
U.S. District Court
2007, Eastern District of New York
2007, Southern District of New York