Nicole Gueronpartner (212) 633-4312 email@example.com Download Vcard
Ms. Gueron prosecutes and defends commercial and intellectual property disputes, and represents clients in complex government investigations. Before co-founding CGR, Ms. Gueron served as the Deputy Chief Trial Counsel to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Previously, she was an associate at Friedman, Kaplan & Seiler, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, U.S. District Judge, S.D.N.Y. Ms. Gueron has been named to the New York Super Lawyers list every year since 2011.
Yale Law School, J.D., 1995
Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude,
Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
Represented Creative Artists Agency in an arbitration concerning a contract counterparty’s failure to satisfy payment obligations; obtained favorable award on all issues.
Represented Audible against book publishers alleging e-book copyright violations based on Audible’s plan to launch written captions tracking the spoken words in audio books.
Defended the CEO of an online start-up company, acquired by Groupon, Inc., in a post-closing securities fraud lawsuit by seed-round investors who sold before the acquisition; obtained dismissal of suit.
Advise and defend corporate and individual defendants in federal and state False Claims Act suits and investigations.
Prosecuted the New York Liquidation Bureau’s claim for $575 million in Affordable Care Act Risk Corridors and Reinsurance payment obligations on behalf of Health Republic Insurance of New York; obtained favorable judgment.
Advised the independent directors of an international holding company in connection with their exit from the board of directors; obtained dismissal of bankruptcy trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.
Represent Amanda Schmitt, plaintiff in a ground-breaking discrimination and retaliation case, who was featured among the Silence Breakers, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017.
Defended Black Card, LLC in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by American Express; negotiated a favorable settlement.
Represented Everytown for Gun Safety as amicus curiae in suit defending New York State’s firearms licensing laws.
Advised private equity firm and a portfolio company’s audit committee in the investigation and termination of a co-founder and CEO engaged in financial impropriety.
Represented the Citywide Council of Presidents, the representative of over 400,000 NYCHA residents, in litigation demanding decent, safe, and sanitary NYCHA housing.
Represented producer in suit against celebrity television host, Nancy Grace, alleging breach of contract to develop television series; negotiated a favorable settlement.
Successfully prosecuted and settled copyright infringement case brought by visual artist against multinational company whose branding used her visual images.
Negotiated a landmark agreement among the New York Attorney General, federal regulators, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac reconfiguring the residential real estate appraisal process, affecting billions of dollars in residential mortgage loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “Overturning the Federal Applecart,” Peter G. Miller, Realty Times, Mar. 12, 2008; http://realtytimes.com/archives/item/5443-20080312_homevalue.
Brooklyn Community Foundation, Board Member
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Board Chair
State of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and
Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims