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Nathan Warecki



Nathan Warecki is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes group, and teams with attorneys and other legal professionals on a wide variety of matters, including commercial litigation, class actions, non-competes and trade secrets, business disputes, and immigration. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a regional law firm in Manchester, New Hampshire, on general litigation and immigration matters. In law school, he interned with the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Nathan was recognized as a Daniel Webster Scholar at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

What do you focus on?

My role at Nixon Peabody is to help our clients navigate the many legal challenges associated with an ever-changing world. I concentrate on the following areas:

Commercial Litigation and Class Actions

I represent businesses, manufacturers, banks, utilities, employers and individuals in complex state and federal litigation relating to contracts, leases, franchise agreements, trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, class actions, employment agreements, products liability, and other business disputes. My experience includes representing medical device and other product manufacturers with respect to workplace accidents or botched medical procedures, international franchisors in lawsuits involving franchisees, master franchisees, and consumer class actions, regional and national banks in multimillion dollar loan workouts, public utilities with respect to business disputes with competitors, and medical providers pursuing former employees and hospital-clients for contractual breaches. As a member of both the Class Actions and Aggregate litigation and Non-Compete & Trade Secrets teams, I work with colleagues across practice areas and on behalf of clients throughout the United States.

Education

I have represented several New Hampshire-based colleges where I helped them to sponsor international faculty and staff for employment visas and worked with the international student office to help the institution with Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and other international student matters. For a private secondary school, I was part of a team engaged to litigate breach of contract claims lodged by a student placed on leave due to misconduct.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration, mediation and negotiation are useful tools for the resolution of disputes. In many cases, alternative dispute resolution can settle disputes without the cost and publicity of protracted litigation. I assist clients in identifying opportunities for non-judicial settlement and help clients understand when litigation is the more appropriate tool for resolution.

Immigration

The rules and regulations governing immigration are onerous. Foreign nationals face a multitude of options and barriers to their bids to successfully live, work and study in the United States. I assist businesses, universities, hospitals, investors, entrepreneurs and highly skilled workers in identifying temporary and permanent visas to accomplish their business, professional and personal goals. I have also led or participated in a number of high-profile civil rights lawsuits filed on behalf of immigrants aggrieved by immigration enforcement actions. This includes a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of children separated from their parents by United States government officials after apprehension, a group of Indonesia Christians and long-time residents of New Hampshire seeking to stay their removal on account of religious persecution, and civil immigration detainees detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional and Community Interaction

I currently serve as a director for Intown Concord, Inc. in Concord, New Hampshire. I have also served as a panelist for national conferences relating to business immigration and am a contributor to professional and trade publications.

What do you see on the horizon?

I am following the role of law and lawyers in the “innovation economy”—particularly how existing legal concepts are used to solve 21st century issues and disputes.

Publications

  • “United States,” The Franchise Law Review, 8th edition, chapter 42, Law Business Research Ltd., March 2021 (co-author)

    Planet Fitness scores end to two suits over fees in pandemic

    Law360 | March 26, 2021

    This article covers an Illinois federal judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit filed by two Planet Fitness members claiming the gym had unlawfully charged them fees during the pandemic. Chicago partner Rich Tilghman and associate Henry Caldwell, and Manchester partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, all in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, were mentioned for representing Planet Fitness.

    What Biden owes children and families separated at the border

    The Boston Globe | February 13, 2021

    This article, covering a national class action lawsuit that seeks compensation for thousands of families separated at the border under the previous administration, quotes Manchester Complex Corporate Disputes associate Nate Warecki on how the facts in the case may lead to an upending of precedents. In addition to Nate, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo and Boston associate Lauren Maynard are also working on the case.

    40 Under Forty: Nathan P. Warecki

    New Hampshire Union Leader | January 24, 2021

    Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki is profiled in this article for being honored as one of the Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty award recipients in 2021.

    Judge Allows Immigrant Detainees To Fight Living Conditions

    Law360 | June 17, 2020

    This article, covering a federal judge’s order that immigration detainees at Strafford County (NH) Department of Corrections can challenge their living conditions amid COVID-19, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nathan Warecki. The article also mentions the team of NP attorneys representing the detainees in the case: Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell; Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo and associate Colin Missett; Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, and associates Marx Calderon and Michael Strauss.

    Judge chastises ICE as Strafford County jail worker tests positive for COVID-19

    New Hampshire Union Leader | May 15, 2020

    This article, covering developments in the case of immigration detainees at Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections, extensively quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nathan Warecki after the judge chastised Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not doing enough to identify medically vulnerable immigration detainees. On Friday, a staff member at the jail tested positive for COVID-19. Thus far, 14 civil immigration detainees have been released from the facility as a result of the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms.

    Judge says COVID-19 can't be only reason to release ICE detainees

    New Hampshire Union Leader | April 27, 2020

    This article, covering Monday’s hearing in the case of immigration detainees at Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki contending why detainees should be released to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The article notes the judge “seemed to be leaning toward arguments” that conditions at the facility could be enough to make her order bail hearings for all immigration detainees at the facility—as sought in the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms.

    Immigration detainees granted release from jail

    Concord (N.H.) Monitor | April 24, 2020

    This article covers the temporary release of two ICE civil detainees from the Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections in connection with the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms. The lawsuit seeks the immediate release of all ICE civil detainees from SCDOC to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The article quotes Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki, both of Manchester.

    In High Court's Kisor Ruling, 2 Important Doctrines Survive

    Law360 | June 28, 2019

    Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Deane and associate Nathan Warecki authored this article about the Supreme Court’s decision in Kisor v. Wilkie and the potential impact the ruling will have in the future.

    Chinese biotech company pulls back suit over biased H-1B denials

    Law360 | March 07, 2019

    Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki is quoted in this article discussing the positive outcome for his client, Chinese biotech firm Vcan, in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Feds want out of kids' damages suit over border separation

    Law360 | January 09, 2019

    Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki and Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense associate Lauren Maynard are mentioned in this story for the pro bono representation of a proposed class of migrant children who are attempting to sue the federal government for damages related to family separation at the southern border.

    Contact

    Nathan Warecki

    Associate

    Manchester

    Phone: 603-628-4077


    Fax: 844-390-0697

    University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D., cum laude

    Stonehill College, B.A., History

    New Hampshire

    Massachusetts

    • Received a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, and Immigration Law in 2022, and for Commercial Litigation and Immigration Law in 2021
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