Nicole E. Prunetti is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice. Ms. Prunetti’s practice focuses on securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation in federal and state courts, litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, government and regulatory investigations, and a broad range of corporate governance matters.
Ms. Prunetti’s recent experience includes:
- Sasol Ltd. – serving as the lead associate on the Weil team representing Sasol Ltd. and senior executives in a securities class action in the Southern District of New York relating to the construction of a multi-billion dollar chemical plant in Louisiana
- Quad/Graphics Inc. – serving as the lead associate on the Weil team representing Quad/Graphics Inc. and senior executives in a securities class action in the Southern District of New York relating to a corporate transformation strategy
- General Electric Company – serving as the lead associate on the Weil team representing GE and its directors and officers in connection with shareholder derivative litigation in state court in New York, books and records litigation in state court in New York, and various corporate governance matters
- Signet Jewelers – representing Signet and senior executives in a consolidated securities class action in the Southern District of New York concerning alleged sexual harassment allegations that were raised in an employment arbitration, and purportedly lax credit standards, and related “opt-out” securities litigation in the Southern District of New York and state court in New York
- A Foreign Investment Bank – representing a foreign investment bank in an international arbitration and a series of related disputes and regulatory investigations
- Sanofi – representing Sanofi in connection with 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. – representing companies in connection with government investigations regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
Ms. Prunetti also has an active pro bono practice, which of late has included representing a survivor of sex trafficking in a vacatur case involving multiple convictions in four New York State counties.
Ms. Prunetti served as an attorney secondee in the Corporate Litigation Group at AIG from 2016-2017.
Ms. Prunetti holds a B.A. summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was an executive editor on her journal, a Dean’s Fellow, and a student-attorney in the Small Business and Community Economic Development Legal Clinic.