Grant W. Nichols


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Grant Nichols

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Grant Nichols is a partner in the Special Matters & Government Investigations Practice Group at King & Spalding. Mr. Nichols’s practice focuses on white collar criminal litigation and government investigations, corporate internal investigations, and the development of compliance programs. His experience includes defending individuals and companies in investigations conducted by various divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, a variety of state agencies and state attorneys general offices, and investigative committees of the U.S. Congress. Mr. Nichols has also conducted internal investigations and advised on crisis management for individuals and corporations in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal tax, and the False Claims Act, among others.

Mr. Nichols graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. He was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated, cum laude, from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to law school, Mr. Nichols worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General and the White House Counsel’s Office as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Counsel.

Recent Publications

  • “Och-Ziff: Takeaways From Landmark FCPA Case,” Law360, Jason A. Jones, Rob K. Hur, and Grant W. Nichols (Oct. 17, 2016)

  • “Understanding the Government’s Stated FCPA Priorities for 2014,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Zachary J. Harmon and Grant Nichols (May 2, 2014)

  •  “Confronting the New Challenges of FCPA Compliance: Recent Trends in FCPA Enforcement and Practical Guidance for Meeting These Challenges,” Inside The Minds - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Issues (Apastore, 2010)

  • Repercussions and Recourse for Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations Acquitted of Materially Supporting Terrorism, 28 The Review of Litigation 263 (2008)
State Bar of New Mexico

J.D., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Political Science, cum laude, University of New Mexico

District of Columbia
New Mexico