Mr. Nichols specializes in the areas of antitrust, American Indian law, and securities litigation. Mr. Nichols' antitrust work includes litigation and counseling, particularly in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He has represented companies before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in merger investigations. He has also represented companies in connection with other state and federal antitrust investigations, and counsels on all aspects of compliance with antitrust laws—including Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting, integration issues in mergers, and pricing and distribution issues (including Robinson-Patman Act compliance).
Mr. Nichols’ American Indian law work includes representation of Indian tribes, tribal agencies and officials, and tribal organizations in a variety of litigation matters in federal court, tribal court, and administrative proceedings. He has litigated issues arising from gaming regulation, state taxation, and contracts with the federal government (including contract support costs litigation).
Mr. Nichols’ securities practice focuses on litigation related to corporate directors’ fiduciary duties and shareholder claims against corporations. Mr. Nichols has successfully represented corporations and their directors in lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with mergers.