Nicholas T.


With more than 30 years of representing clients in federal and state courts, in litigation and arbitration, Nick Christakos knows that no two clients or cases are identical and that each client has individual business needs, philosophies and goals. Understanding each client’s business, planning a targeted litigation strategy and obtaining a favorable outcome are key to Nick’s broad-based litigation experience, which includes work in insurance, reinsurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), securities, employment law, automotive franchise and general contract disputes.

In the insurance and reinsurance areas, Nick has spent thousands of hours in litigation, arbitration and client counseling relating to insurance product transactions, sales practices, coverage, fiduciary liability, risk management, reinsurance arrangements and other matters affecting the financial services industry. Nick also serves as the firm’s general counsel.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Whitney North Seymour Award, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (2015)

Recipient, West Publishing Company CJS Award for “most significant contribution toward legal scholarship” in recognition of law review work (1981)

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Directors, General Counsel and former National Co-chair, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Volunteer Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Volunteer Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Past President, Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.
Former Regional Director, Harvard Alumni Association
Member, Board of Directors, Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, an affiliate of the American Association for World Health
Member, Executive Committee, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth International Conferences on Nutrition and Fitness in Greece (1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004)

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Deputy Project Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • A.B., cum laude, Harvard College
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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