Nicole E. Prunetti

Biography

Nicole Prunetti
Nicole E. Prunetti is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group, where she focuses on securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, M&A litigation, and government and regulatory investigations.

Nicole’s recent experience includes lead roles on Weil teams representing:

  • Churchill Capital Corp. III, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, and certain directors in ongoing fiduciary duty and securities litigations in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the District Court for the Eastern District of New York relating to CCIII’s $11 billion merger with MultiPlan, Inc.
  • General Electric Company and certain directors and officers in connection with shareholder derivative litigation in federal and state court, books and records litigation, and various corporate governance matters. Most recently, the team secured the complete dismissal of an ERISA trust beneficiary derivative action in New York state court against GE and three former officers alleging Securities Act violations, and the complete dismissal of a shareholder derivative action in New York state court against GE and 32 current and former directors alleging that GE’s directors failed to oversee corporate compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in connection with the sale of medical devices in China and Brazil.
  • Quad/Graphics Inc. and certain senior executives in a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York relating to a strategic transformation plan, a proposed merger, and a regulatory settlement. All claims dismissed, with prejudice. 
  • Sasol Ltd. and certain senior executives in a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York relating to the construction of a multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Louisiana.
  • Sanofi in a litigation in the Southern District of New York relating to the issuance of contingent value rights (“CVRs”) in connection with the company’s acquisition of Genzyme.
  • Sanofi, HMT Inc., and Vantage Drilling Co. in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations regarding alleged violations of the FCPA.
  • Signet Jewelers and certain senior executives in a consolidated securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York concerning alleged sexual harassment allegations raised in an employment arbitration and purportedly lax credit standards, and related opt-out securities litigation in the Southern District of New York and New York state court.
  • A foreign investment bank in an international arbitration and a multi-jurisdiction investigation arising out of the 1MDB corruption scandal.

Nicole served as an attorney secondee in the Corporate Litigation Group at AIG from 2016-2017, and maintains an active pro bono practice, including serving as the lead associate on the Weil team representing a sex trafficking victim in vacatur proceedings in multiple New York state jurisdictions.

Nicole graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond in 2011, and received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she served as an executive editor on her journal.

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