Mr Nicholas Pappas > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States




Nicholas Pappas is a partner in Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group. For over 30 years, he has litigated and counseled regarding the myriad employment issues arising in the workplace, with an emphasis on claims of discrimination, enforcement of restrictive covenants, executive employment agreements and terminations, and counseling in connection with labor-related disputes, particularly arising in the restructuring and transactional contexts. He also concentrates on defending ERISA class actions challenging the administration of health care plans, 401(k) plans, and defined benefit plans, regularly counseling on preemption, standing, fiduciary status, disclosure, withdrawal liability, and benefit accrual. Clients include Advent International, AlixPartners, Cornell Capital, Ceridian, Marsh & McLennan, Scotiabank, Brook & Whittle, and Tiffany.


Harvard College (AB, 1984); Rutgers School of Law-Newark (JD, 1987).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Praised by clients for their ‘incredibly strong’ performance in high-stakes cases, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP combines expertise from the firm’s employment, technology, IP, and litigation teams to advise on the full range of trade secret matters. In New York, John Barry – a September 2021 from Proskauer Rose LLP – is noted for his capabilities in the private equity and financial services sectors, representing data analytics companies and multinational tech entities in restrictive covenant disputes and misappropriation claims. Also in New York, first-chair trial lawyer Gary Friedman handles trade secrets litigation proceedings across the nation, most recently in the insurance and software sectors, while Nicholas Pappas is recommended for his capabilities in employment disputes at the state and federal level. In Boston, the ‘superb‘  Patrick O’Toole frequently works with various corporate clients and private equity firms on trade secret matters arising from transactions. The Silicon Valley-based Bambo Obaro heads up the firm’s trade secrets taskforce, variously advising clients on non-compete agreements and litigating in state and federal courts.