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Nicholas S. Goldin

Nicholas S. Goldin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


A former federal prosecutor, Nick Goldin represents companies, boards, and individuals in significant white collar criminal and regulatory matters, internal investigations and cyber incidents, related civil litigation, and a range of other sensitive situations around the world. Nick also provides counsel on compliance and corporate governance matters, including FCPA/anti-corruption, insider trading, whistleblowers, and trade sanctions.

As Co-Chair of Simpson Thacher’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Nick advises companies on cyber security incidents and crisis response planning.

Nick is recognized in Chambers USA, where clients say that his “client service is impeccable” and he is “highly responsive, empathetic and able to provide very sound, objective guidance,” and by The Legal 500 and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation. Earlier in his career he was named to Global Investigations Review’s “40 Under 40” recognizing the world’s leading investigations specialists under 40 and to Law360’s list of five nationwide “Rising Stars” in white collar litigation. Nick previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he conducted multi-agency investigations and litigated jury trials as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the computer hacking group of the Major Crimes Unit.

Nick earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law Review, and his B.A. from Cornell University, magna cum laude and with distinction in all subjects, where he was Assistant Managing Editor of The Cornell Daily Sun. He taught an upper-class course on cybercrime as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and has lectured at the Department of Justice’s national training center on cybercrime issues.

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  • Insurance company in federal criminal and regulatory investigations concerning a data breach involving customer information and related computer hacking
  • Investment fund in internal investigation following cyber fraud incident
  • Public technology company in SEC investigation of cyber fraud incident
  • National non-profit in data breach incident
  • Public defense contractor in SEC and DOJ investigations concerning alleged securities law violations and accounting fraud
  • Hedge fund in a DOJ and SEC investigations concerning alleged insider trading
  • Private equity advisors in SEC investigations involving fees and expenses
  • Global bank in an FCPA investigation of alleged bribes in the Middle East
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