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Nicholas Surmacz
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6576
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6576

Nicholas Surmacz is a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor who focuses his practice on cross-border investigations and government enforcement defense. He has particular experience investigating and litigating high-profile, white collar-fraud and bribery matters.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Surmacz was a prosecutor at the U.S. DOJ’s Fraud Section in Washington, DC, where he was an Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section’s Securities & Financial Fraud and Health Care Fraud Units. In this role, Mr. Surmacz led and supervised cross-border and domestic investigations and enforcement actions in matters involving complex securities, commodities, accounting, health care, and government procurement fraud as well as a variety of bribery matters. His investigations spanned various sectors, including financial services, tech, industrial, transportation, cryptocurrency, and health care. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Surmacz was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Surmacz practiced at White & Case LLP, where he represented clients in criminal white-collar and antitrust investigations by government agencies as well as in parallel civil actions.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, cum laude
  • Indiana University, MBA, BS

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned and Practice Pointers: Regulators’ Perspectives Regarding Cryptocurrency Receiverships" (National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, Washington, DC, May 2018)
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Challenges of the Regulatory Abyss: Finding Solutions for Technological Dilemmas, International Coordination & Increased Oversight" (5th Annual Operations for Alternatives Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, March 2018)
  • Speaker, "Trial Practice Demonstration: Examining a HEAT Prosecution in South Florida," (ABA 27th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 2017)
  • Speaker, "Enforcement and Compliance: Strategies for Organizational Counsel and Compliance Professionals" (ABA 26th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Indian Wells, California, May 2016 and Health Care Compliance Association's 2nd Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute, Washington, DC, October 2016)

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, cum laude
  • Indiana University, MBA, BS

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned and Practice Pointers: Regulators’ Perspectives Regarding Cryptocurrency Receiverships" (National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, Washington, DC, May 2018)
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Challenges of the Regulatory Abyss: Finding Solutions for Technological Dilemmas, International Coordination & Increased Oversight" (5th Annual Operations for Alternatives Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, March 2018)
  • Speaker, "Trial Practice Demonstration: Examining a HEAT Prosecution in South Florida," (ABA 27th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 2017)
  • Speaker, "Enforcement and Compliance: Strategies for Organizational Counsel and Compliance Professionals" (ABA 26th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud, Indian Wells, California, May 2016 and Health Care Compliance Association's 2nd Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute, Washington, DC, October 2016)