Adam M. Nicolazzo
Adam M. Nicolazzo’s practice is focused primarily on securities arbitration and litigation, commercial litigation and other securities industry employment and disciplinary matters. Since joining Malecki Law, Adam has successfully obtained multiple large settlements on behalf of groups of investors resulting from promissory note selling away schemes, unsuitable investments, and fraudulent investments. He has litigated several multi-million dollar tax shelter fraud cases on behalf of a principal of a large publicly traded company.
Adam regularly represents individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Adam has defended individuals who have been subject to SEC and FINRA investigations and has represented employees who have filed statements under the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Adam received commendations for his work with the Amicus Committee on several amicus briefs filed on behalf of PIABA.PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
- Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
- Co- Chairman, Self-Regulatory Organizations (SRO) Committee, PIABA
- Member, Amicus Committee, PIABA
- Member, Securities & Exchanges Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA).
- Member, Nassau County Bar Association.
- J.D., New York Law School, 2007
- B.S., Northeastern University, 2003
- New York, 2008
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2009
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2009
- Work Comp Central, High Court Says Self Insurance Group Can Proceed with Claims over Mismanagement of Assets, Wednesday April 8, 2005
- Fee-Shifting for Fraudsters: Why Claimants Don’t Have to Agree, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2015).
- “Cross Examination of the Broker in Product Cases”, Practising Law Institute, (July 2015).
- Fear Not!!! Abbar Is Not A Bar To Selling Away Claims, PIABA Bar Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014).
- “Recent and Upcoming Rule Changes: Arbitrator Classification, Panel Composition, and Referrals for Disciplinary Action,” Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2014 (July 31, 2014).
- “Triggering and Tolling: Application of the FINRA Eligibility Rule from a Claimant’s Perspective,” New York City Bar, Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics 2014, 23 (June 11, 2014).
- “Should Mid-Case Referrals Be Permitted in FINRA Arbitrations?”, Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2014, 121 (July 31, 2014).
- “Suitability in the Wake of FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-55,” PIABA Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2013).
- “Ethics in Discovery: Court, A Backdrop for Arbitration”, Practising Law Institute (August 2012).
- “Ethics in Discovery: Court and Arbitration,” Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration 2012 (August 2, 2012).
Adam is an avid traveler and runner, and completed the New York City Marathon in 2013.