EDUCATIONUniversity of Florida, Levin College of Law
University of Florida
B.A., cum laude, 2001
ADMISSIONSNew York (2006)
Nicholas J. Dennany plays a critical role in overseeing the firm’s discovery efforts for complex securities fraud cases.Nick has nearly a decade of discovery expertise, having managed multiple large-scale electronic document reviews from start to finish. In addition, Nick has been responsible for both the legal and technical aspects of the discovery process, and has routinely overseen the production and receipt of electronic discovery in major securities litigations.
Nick recently litigated In re MF Global Holdings Limited Securities Litigation in connection with the company’s dramatic collapse on October 31, 2011. Judge Marrero in the Southern District of New York sustained plaintiffs’ complaint in its entirety, and the parties engaged in a complex discovery process involving the production of over 46 million pages of documents and dozens of depositions coordinated across multiple MF Global litigations. Plaintiffs secured settlements totaling over $234 million, resolving claims against MF Global’s former officers and directors, underwriter defendants, and MF Global’s outside auditor.
Nick also recently contributed to the Firm’s discovery efforts in In re Genworth Financial Inc. Securities Litigation. The case alleges that Genworth, the largest seller of long-term care insurance in the U.S., misled investors about the true state of its deteriorating long-term care business. On May 1, 2015, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer denied defendants’ motion to dismiss. The parties reached a settlement of $219 million, establishing a record for securities litigations in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Prior to joining the firm, Nick was a Team Leader and Staff Attorney at Labaton Sucharow LLP, where he was a member of the team that successfully litigated and ultimately secured significant settlements in In re Broadcom Corp. Securities Litigation ($173.5 million settlement) and In re NovaGold Resources Inc. Securities Litigation ($28 million CDN).