Nick Klenow is a litigator with experience defending and prosecuting claims in both state and federal courts.
Nick has successfully represented clients in an array of industries within various substantive areas of law. He was part of a team that secured dismissal of a qui tam action under the False Claims Act and New York False Claims Act filed against a major non-bank financial institution, a decision the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed. Nick helped defend an international electronics company in a nationwide antitrust litigation in which the plaintiffs alleged price-fixing in a downstream market for component parts. Nick also has significant experience litigating in bankruptcy courts in the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits. In addition to his litigation work, Nick has advised clients subject to investigations both domestically and abroad, including by providing regulatory and compliance guidance.
In his public interest practice, Nick has helped indigent defendants challenge their convictions based on constitutional violations and errors in the application of law. He successful obtained a reversal of aiding and abetting convictions in United States v. Henry, 797 F.3d 371 (6th Cir. 2015), and helped another client win a motion to vacate a conviction—and avoid deportation—based on his prior attorney’s ineffective assistance.
Nick earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and a research assistant to Professor Richard Friedman, and served as an articles editor on the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review. Since 2016, Nick has volunteered as a mentor to students from low-income communities through the iMentor program.
- The University of Michigan Law School
Cum laude, Articles Editor, Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review; Research Assistant, Professor Richard Friedman; Certificate of Merit—Federal Courts
- North Dakota State University
(B.S., Political Science, 2011)
Magna cum laude, Curtis A. Amlund Outstanding Political Science Scholarship; Political Science Honor Society
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
- State Bar of New York
- United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit
- United States District Court: Southern District of New York