People

Grant Nichols focuses on government investigations, independent investigations, and complex white-collar criminal defense matters. A partner in our Special Matters and Investigations practice, Grant defends individuals and multinational companies in a variety of their most sensitive matters, including internal investigations and investigations by federal and state government authorities.

Grant counsels clients facing government investigations across the globe. He advises individuals and corporations in criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations conducted by various divisions of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as by state agencies, state attorneys general, and investigative committees of the U.S. Congress.

Grant has particular experience in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and investigations, criminal tax matters, data security incident response, fraud investigations, False Claims Act matters, and more. He also handles white-collar criminal litigation, independent investigations, and the development of compliance programs.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Grant worked for the Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General, and for the White House Counsel's Office as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Counsel.

Full Bio

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors

B.A. Political Science, University of New Mexico, cum laude

District of Columbia

New Mexico

Texas

40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa

Lena Clauve Award


University of New Mexico

Icon close

Close

Recognition

40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa

Lena Clauve Award


University of New Mexico

Matters

Representation of a Special Committee of an Indonesian-based energy group in an investigation into anticorruption allegations of payments made to Indonesian authorities.

Representation of an international financial institution in a tax investigation conducted by the DOJ, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and its New York Department of Financial Services–appointed monitor.

Representation of a major oilfield services company in a multinational investigation (in Africa and the Middle East) into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Representation of a Special Committee of an Indonesian-based energy group in an investigation into anticorruption allegations of payments made to Indonesian authorities.

Representation of an international financial institution in a tax investigation conducted by the DOJ, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and its New York Department of Financial Services–appointed monitor.

Representation of a major oilfield services company in a multinational investigation (in Africa and the Middle East) into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Represented Toyota in connection with House and Senate Committee investigations relating to allegations of unintended acceleration, including preparing individuals for interview sessions with government officials.

Represented a major shipping company in an investigation into possible violations of the False Claims Act.

Conducted an internal investigation into operations of a Central Asian joint venture, and advising a principal to that same joint venture on potential third-party engagements.

Represented a medical device manufacturer in an industry-wide criminal and civil inquiry into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Counseled companies on compliance issues related to increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Insights

Newsletter

September 30, 2019
Energy Newsletter September 2019

Newsletter

August 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - August 2019

Energy Law Exchange

August 8, 2019
H1 2019: Latin America Enforcement Observations

View all

Matters

Representation of a Special Committee of an Indonesian-based energy group in an investigation into anticorruption allegations of payments made to Indonesian authorities.

Representation of an international financial institution in a tax investigation conducted by the DOJ, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and its New York Department of Financial Services–appointed monitor.

Representation of a major oilfield services company in a multinational investigation (in Africa and the Middle East) into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Representation of a Special Committee of an Indonesian-based energy group in an investigation into anticorruption allegations of payments made to Indonesian authorities.

Representation of an international financial institution in a tax investigation conducted by the DOJ, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and its New York Department of Financial Services–appointed monitor.

Representation of a major oilfield services company in a multinational investigation (in Africa and the Middle East) into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Represented Toyota in connection with House and Senate Committee investigations relating to allegations of unintended acceleration, including preparing individuals for interview sessions with government officials.

Represented a major shipping company in an investigation into possible violations of the False Claims Act.

Conducted an internal investigation into operations of a Central Asian joint venture, and advising a principal to that same joint venture on potential third-party engagements.

Represented a medical device manufacturer in an industry-wide criminal and civil inquiry into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Counseled companies on compliance issues related to increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Insights

Newsletter

September 30, 2019
Energy Newsletter September 2019

Newsletter

August 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - August 2019

Energy Law Exchange

August 8, 2019
H1 2019: Latin America Enforcement Observations

View all

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors

B.A. Political Science, University of New Mexico, cum laude

District of Columbia

New Mexico

Texas

40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa

Lena Clauve Award


University of New Mexico

Icon close

Close

Recognition

40 & Under Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa

Lena Clauve Award


University of New Mexico