Nicholas S. Goldin Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Nick Goldin is a former SDNY federal prosecutor and a Litigation Partner. Drawing on more than two decades of experience in private practice and government service, Nick advises companies, financial services and private equity firms, boards and executives in a range of sensitive matters—including white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters (including DOJ, SEC, CFTC, AG, DA and FTC), Congressional inquiries, internal investigations, related civil litigation and other critical situations that present significant legal and reputational risk. He also provides ongoing compliance advice (including insider trading compliance, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and whistleblower response) to corporate clients. In addition, as Co-Chair of Simpson Thacher’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, he advises companies on crisis response planning, data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. Nick regularly speaks and writes on developments in the law and is consistently listed as a leading lawyer in his field by industry publications. Sources have described Nick to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as “the complete package,” “really extraordinary,” “incredibly insightful” and “an excellent counselor” with a “very practical approach” who “offers an unusual blend of understanding both the law and the business angles very well” and is “able to connect the dots probably better than any other attorney I’ve worked with.” A client told Chambers that “I sleep well at night knowing that Nic[k] Goldin is advising us.” In 2018, Nick was named as a “BTI Client Service All-Star” recognizing lawyers nominated by clients for “delivering the absolute best client service.” He is Co-Chair of Simpson Thacher’s Finance Committee and previously served for four years as a Hiring Partner. Nick has handled matters across the U.S. and in South America, Europe and Asia for clients in the financial services, private funds, hospitality and gaming, industrial, retail, technology, security, automotive, health care and life sciences, real estate, energy, utility, aerospace and defense, food services, advertising and media, and insurance sectors.

2021 Awards


Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Digital

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