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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, antitrust, and consumer class actions and shareholder derivative litigation, representing Taft-Hartley and public pension funds across the country. 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 2 ranking in Antitrust Civil Litigation and Class Actions from Legal 500. Lawdragon has recognized Nico as one of the country’s “500 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 also done substantial work in antitrust class actions. These include pay-for-delay or “product hopping” cases in which pharmaceutical companies allegedly obstructed generic competitors in order to preserve monopoly profits on patented drugs, such as 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 the anticompetitive matter The Infirmary LLC vs. National Football League Inc et al., Nico played an instrumental part in challenging an exclusivity agreement between the NFL and DirectTV over the service’s “NFL Sunday Ticket” package. He also litigated on behalf of indirect purchasers 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 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. 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