Nick is committed to helping clients combat unfair reputational attacks through pre-publication advocacy, efforts to secure retractions and corrections, and if necessary, defamation litigation. Prior to joining Clare Locke, Nick represented a wide array of clients including financial institutions, automotive manufacturers, and energy companies. Nick has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout the country at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in guiding clients through internal and government investigations.

Prior to and while pursuing his law degree, Nick served as a senior intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Counterterrorism Center, where he authored key
assessments for the President’s Daily Brief, served as the daily intelligence briefer for one of President Obama’s top counterterrorism advisors, and received a number of honors. Before that, Nick served as an intelligence analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, J.D. 2017

  • Order of the Coif

The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (“SAIS”), M.A., 2009

The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2008

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 2017-2021

Senior Intelligence Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, 2013-2017

Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009-2013


Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Reserve, 2013-2021