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Steve Nickelsburg


Clifford Chance, Washington D.C.
Practice area Intellectual property, Litigation & dispute resolution
Sector Healthcare, life sciences & chemicals, Industrials
Tel +12029125108

Steve Nickelsburg


Steve Nickelsburg focuses on government investigations, white-collar matters, complex civil litigation, and class action defense. He represents clients in litigation and enforcement matters involving the securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions regimes, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the False Claims Act, fraud and conspiracy, antitrust and unfair competition law, and environmental law.

Steve has appeared before a wide range of federal agencies and in federal and state courts.

Career and qualifications

  • Duke University (BS, Engineering, magna cum laude), 1989
  • Northeastern University (MS, Engineering) 1993
  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD, Editor-in-Chief of Law Review, Order of the Coif), 1998
  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Virginia 2001
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2007

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