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Nicholas Hill has extensive experience in representing large businesses and financial institutions in policyholder insurance disputes and other complex commercial disputes. As a senior associate in the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes and Insurance Coverage and Recovery practices, he has recovered more than $100 million dollars for corporate policyholders from domestic and international insurers. He has also successfully defended corporations against numerous class action lawsuits.

In addition to helping clients secure payment for their insurance claims, Nicholas regularly advises companies on risk management needs arising out of policy renewals and M&A transactions, including negotiating best-in-class terms and conditions for all lines of commercial insurance with U.S. and international insurers.

Nicholas has also developed winning case strategy in defending corporations against class action litigation around the country. He has further represented clients in a wide variety of other complex litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, and fraudulent conveyance disputes. Nicholas has also worked with King & Spalding's award-winning Data Security and Privacy practice to advise clients following significant data privacy incidents. His representative clients include financial institutions and large retailers.

Nicholas earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif. In law school, he won an award for outstanding oral advocacy and served as a staff member on the North Carolina Law Review. He received his B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nicholas is a Program Coordinator at the firm for the Street Law program, an initiative jointly sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Emory Law School.  He also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Atlanta Children's Shelter.

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Credentials

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, with high honors

B.A. Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Atlanta Children's Shelter

Program Coordinator, Street Law

Matters

Won motion to dismiss for Fortune 500 Company in a putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud claims.  Tartan Construction, LLC v. United Rentals (North America), Inc., No. 17-cv-5950, 2018 WL 4563079 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 24, 2018).

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple ongoing insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as other financial-related litigation.

Current and previous representions of The Coca-Cola Company in various insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, political risk, and CGL lines of coverages. Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for business interruption losses incurred in Nepal under a political risk insurance policy.

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Won motion to dismiss for Fortune 500 Company in a putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud claims.  Tartan Construction, LLC v. United Rentals (North America), Inc., No. 17-cv-5950, 2018 WL 4563079 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 24, 2018).

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple ongoing insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as other financial-related litigation.

Current and previous representions of The Coca-Cola Company in various insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, political risk, and CGL lines of coverages. Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for business interruption losses incurred in Nepal under a political risk insurance policy.

Assisting clients in confidential matters in the pursuit of insurance recovery for data/privacy breaches and other catastrophic events under cyber, CGL, and D&O policies.

Obtained precedent-setting decision regarding D&O defense costs allocation for SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation for multi-million dollar losses incurred in underlying New York litigation.  SavaSeniorCare, LLC v. Beazley Ins. Co., 195 F. Supp. 3d 1293 (N.D. Ga. 2016).

Represented Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada in litigation in San Francisco state court brought by a former subsidiary seeking to recover more than $1 billion on claims of fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividends, and alter ego arising out of inter-corporate transfers.

Obtained complete dismissal for nationwide retailer in putative class action in federal district court in Texas.

Won a motion to compel arbitration in a putative nationwide class action filed in California alleging claims under the TCPA. Missaghi v. The Coca-Cola Company, No. 2:12-cv-07472-SJO, 2013 WL 12114765 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 2, 2013).

Matters

Won motion to dismiss for Fortune 500 Company in a putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud claims.  Tartan Construction, LLC v. United Rentals (North America), Inc., No. 17-cv-5950, 2018 WL 4563079 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 24, 2018).

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple ongoing insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as other financial-related litigation.

Current and previous representions of The Coca-Cola Company in various insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, political risk, and CGL lines of coverages. Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for business interruption losses incurred in Nepal under a political risk insurance policy.

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Matters

Won motion to dismiss for Fortune 500 Company in a putative nationwide class action alleging consumer fraud claims.  Tartan Construction, LLC v. United Rentals (North America), Inc., No. 17-cv-5950, 2018 WL 4563079 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 24, 2018).

Represented First Horizon National Corporation in multiple ongoing insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising, in part, from the 2008 credit crisis, as well as other financial-related litigation.

Current and previous representions of The Coca-Cola Company in various insurance recovery matters, including under cyber/data privacy, political risk, and CGL lines of coverages. Recent representation of the Company in a federal court lawsuit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's for business interruption losses incurred in Nepal under a political risk insurance policy.

Assisting clients in confidential matters in the pursuit of insurance recovery for data/privacy breaches and other catastrophic events under cyber, CGL, and D&O policies.

Obtained precedent-setting decision regarding D&O defense costs allocation for SavaSeniorCare, LLC, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care services in the U.S., in insurance recovery litigation for multi-million dollar losses incurred in underlying New York litigation.  SavaSeniorCare, LLC v. Beazley Ins. Co., 195 F. Supp. 3d 1293 (N.D. Ga. 2016).

Represented Imperial Tobacco Co. of Canada in litigation in San Francisco state court brought by a former subsidiary seeking to recover more than $1 billion on claims of fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividends, and alter ego arising out of inter-corporate transfers.

Obtained complete dismissal for nationwide retailer in putative class action in federal district court in Texas.

Won a motion to compel arbitration in a putative nationwide class action filed in California alleging claims under the TCPA. Missaghi v. The Coca-Cola Company, No. 2:12-cv-07472-SJO, 2013 WL 12114765 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 2, 2013).

Credentials

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, with high honors

B.A. Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Atlanta Children's Shelter

Program Coordinator, Street Law