Clifford "Cliff" Nichols is the firm's Discovery Counsel and directs all electronic investigations. Cliff has significant and extensive experience representing financial institutions in connection with insider trading, fraud, SEC compliance and other wrongdoings. Cliff also designs and directs civil e-discovery and government subpoena responses for a wide range of clients including universities, hospitals, private equity firms and manufacturing. Cliff is an appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for a state government.
A regular speaker at e-discovery conferences and events, Cliff is recognized as a leader in the cost-saving and efficient use of predictive coding and other types of Technology Assisted Review (TAR).
Cliff serves on the Client Advisory Board of Kroll Ontrack. He volunteers with Lawyers for Children America.
Cliff was a legal intern for The Honorable Janet C. Hall, U.S. District Judge, and for The Honorable Barry Garber, U.S. Magistrate.
Currently representing corporate and individual clients subject to government investigations
Coordinated the response of a preeminent New England manufacturer to a federal grand jury subpoena
Defended motor vehicle leasing companies from personal injury actions
Represented waste-disposal companies in enforcement actions by the state of Connecticut in Superior Court, the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court
Successfully resolved, through settlement, a CERCLA cost-recovery action against a private Connecticut college
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 company against a complex personal injury action