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Nicholas S. Hirst

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J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, 2012

  • Articles Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007

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  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2016
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As a litigation attorney with Olshan, Nicholas S. Hirst engages in sophisticated securities and commercial litigation.

Nick has expertise on a wide variety of securities industry matters. He has successfully represented broker-dealers and financial industry professionals in both FINRA and SEC enforcement actions. Nick employs technical expertise in the coordination of discovery efforts and has advocated on behalf of clients through every phase of regulatory examinations and investigations: responding to subpoenas, defending depositions, drafting Wells submissions, and negotiating proposed charges with enforcement staff.

As a litigator, Nick has successfully represented clients in dozens of FINRA arbitrations as well as cases in New York Supreme Court, Delaware Court and at the federal level in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has obtained favorable resolutions for clients in contract and employment disputes involving discrimination claims, defamation, confidentiality breaches and the negotiation of promissory notes and other debt instruments.