Nicole E. Prunetti

Biography

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

Recent experience includes:

  • A foreign investment bank – Serving as a member of the Weil team representing a foreign investment bank in an international arbitration and a multi-jurisdiction investigation arising out of the 1MDB corruption scandal.
  • 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 federal and state court, books and records litigation, and various corporate governance matters. Most recently, the team secured the dismissal of an ERISA trust beneficiary derivative action in New York state court against GE and three former officers alleging Securities Act violations.
  • Quad/Graphics Inc. – Serving as the lead associate on the Weil team that obtained a complete dismissal of a securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York against Quad/Graphics Inc. and senior executives relating to a strategic transformation plan, a proposed merger, and a regulatory settlement. Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice.
  • Sanofi – Serving as a member of the Weil team 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. – Serving as a member of the Weil teams representing companies in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).
  • 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.
  • Signet Jewelers – Serving as a member of the Weil team representing Signet and senior executives in a consolidated securities 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.

Nicole served as an attorney secondee in the Corporate Litigation Group at AIG from 2016-2017.

Nicole maintains an active pro bono practice, including serving as the lead associate on the Weil team representing a victim of sex trafficking in vacatur proceedings in New York state court.

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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