Nick Silverman represents clients navigating all stages of criminal investigations. He has experience with fact development, presentations to US Attorney's Offices, witness interviews, document management, motions practice, trial preparation, witness preparation, and post-trial briefing. Nick has helped obtain non-prosecution agreements and declinations in cases involving export control violations, false claims, false statements, public corruption, and wire fraud. Nick's trial experience includes winning a variety of motions arguments, cross-examining prosecution witnesses, and third-chairing a high-profile federal criminal trial in the Southern District of New York.
In addition, Nick is actively involved in Steptoe's pro bono program. He spent six months as Steptoe's attorney member of the Legal Aid Society of DC litigating domestic violence and custody cases. He also serves on Steptoe's Associates and Hiring Committees.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014, cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Annual Survey of White-Collar Crime
- B.A., Reed College, 2009
- Obtained a rare post-trial dismissal with prejudice for businessman Ali Sadr, in a criminal Iran sanctions case tried in the Southern District of New York, after uncovering evidence that prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence and made misrepresentations to the Court.
Worked as a member of the Steptoe team that secured dismissal or acquittal of both counts for David Rainey, the highest ranking BP executive charged in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the high-profile case United States v. Rainey (E.D. La. 2015).
Worked as a member of the Steptoe team that earned dismissal or acquittal of all 18 felony counts against Bill Facteau, the former CEO of a medical device company in United States v. Facteau (D. Mass. 2016).
Successfully briefed an array issues related to calculation of offense level under the US Sentencing Guidelines.
Worked as a member of the Steptoe team that secured a favorable non-prosecution agreement for White Rock Distilleries and all employees in connection with bribery allegations.
- Represented several witnesses in DOJ interviews and preparation sessions related to a criminal antitrust prosecution.
News & Publications
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ABA's White-Collar Crime Committee
July 31, 2017