Nick received a Doctor of Law Degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 2016 and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Nick has lived, studied and worked in Japan for several years and is fluent in Japanese, having passed the Level 1 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験) in 2006 and the Level 2 Japan Kanji Aptitude Test (日本漢字能力検定) in 2009. He also came in 1stplace in the annual “International Speech Contest in Japanese” in Kyoto, Japan in November 2008. Nick currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan America Society of Houston.
Prior to joining GAILLE PLLC, Nick worked for several years as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, during which time he advised clients in connection with a range of complex securities law and general corporate law matters including equity offerings, investment-grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings, tender and exchange offers, acquisition financing, corporate governance and other related matters.
Some of the representative transactions in which Nick was involved prior to joining the firm include advising SoftBank Corp. in its $23.6 billion global IPO (which was the largest IPO in the history of Japan and the second largest global IPO ever); advising Bristol-Myers Squibb Company with respect to the financing of its proposed acquisition of Celgene Corporation for approximately $74 billion; advising the issuer and selling shareholder in the $1 billion IPO of Chewy, Inc.; and advising a consortium of buyers with respect to their leveraged buyout of Inmarsat plc. Nick also advised clients such as Chewy, Inc., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation, Nomura Holdings, Inc., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Townsquare Media, Inc., TripAdvisor, Inc., and Wynn Resorts, Limited in connection with U.S. corporate reporting matters, including the preparation of annual reports on Form 10‑K and Form 20‑F, quarterly reports on Form 10‑Q, current reports on Form 8‑K and Form 6‑K, proxy statements, addressing proposals from shareholder activists and other matters.
Nick is admitted to practice law in the States of Texas and New York.