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Domenico “Nico” Minerva is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. A former financial advisor, his work focuses on securities and consumer class actions and shareholder derivative litigation, representing Taft-Hartley, public pension funds, hedge funds, asset managers, insurance companies, and banks across the world. Nico advises leading pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to corporate fraud in the U.S. securities markets.
Nico is described by clients as “always there for us” and known to provide “an honest answer and describe all the parameters and/or pitfalls of each and every case.” As a result of his work, the Firm has received a Tier 1 ranking in Securities Litigation from The Legal 500. Lawdragon has recognized Nico as one of the country’s Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers.
Nico’s extensive securities litigation experience includes the case 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—the largest single-defendant settlement in post-PSLRA history.
He also has counseled companies and institutional investors on corporate governance reform. Nico has played an important role in In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation. The $1 billion recovery in Dell currently stands as the largest shareholder settlement ever in any state court in America and the 17th largest shareholder settlement of all time in federal and state court.
On behalf of consumers, Nico represented a plaintiff in In Re ConAgra Foods Inc., over misleading claims that Wesson-brand vegetable oils are 100% natural.
An accomplished speaker, Nico has given numerous presentations to investors on topics related to corporate fraud, wrongdoing, and waste and has also discussed socially responsible investments for public pension funds including at a roundtable called “The Impact of Non-U.S. Securities Actions and the Rise of ESG Litigation on Dutch Investors.” He is also an active member of the National Association of Public Pension Plan Attorneys.
Nico earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, where he completed a two-year externship with the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.
2007, New York
U.S. District Court
2007, Eastern District of New York
2007, Southern District of New York