Nic Gunton is an associate in the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. He represents companies in internal investigations and enforcement actions, as well as helps create compliance policies and protocols for US and international corporations. He has assisted in representing clients in investigations by the US Department of Justice and various states’ attorneys general.

His experience includes matters concerning alleged public corruption money laundering, data breaches, employment discrimination claims, and violations of state and federal antitrust laws.

Nic joined the firm after beginning his legal career with a large global law firm in New York, where he was an associate in the antitrust and commercial litigation teams.

He attended Boston College Law School, where he served as co-president of the BC Law Student Veterans Association. Prior to law school, Nic was an anti-money laundering investigator at a major US bank and served in the United States Marine Corps.

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  • Represented multinational pharmaceutical companies in commercial disputes and antitrust litigation in state and federal courts, and arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Defended individuals in federal white collar criminal prosecutions brought by the federal and state prosecutors.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a law enforcement agency in response to an inquiry from a state law enforcement information database regarding suspected misuse.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a public school district regarding alleged employee misconduct according to anonymous whistleblower complaints.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a waste management facility regarding alleged improper hiring, unsafe working conditions, falsification of environmental and other government documents, and other misconduct alleged in anonymous whistleblower complaints.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a global automotive products company related to possible Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions violations stemming from a distributor possibly shipping products through a sanctioned country without approval or knowledge of the company.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a hospital system related to possible employee misconduct after a former employee was charged with multiple crimes.
  • Assisted in revising security assessment policies for existing and prospective facilities for a large national insurance company.
  • Assisted a large auto manufacturer group in responding to a vendor data security incident and assisted with representation of the automaker in related litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Conducted a compliance review of foreign joint ventures in a high-risk jurisdiction for a publicly traded international industrial manufacturer.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2019
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2015


  • Ohio, 2022
  • New York, 2020


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
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