Nicholas R. Tambone


Nick Tambone concentrates his practice in the areas of white collar criminal law and complex commercial and corporate litigation, handling high-profile cases throughout the country.

Before joining Blank Rome, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

While in law school, Nick was Managing Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Association. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Michael A. Shipp of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Outside the Firm

Nick owns two guitars, and is (very) slowly getting better at playing them. He plays softball in Central Park during the summer, and also enjoys consistently falling short of personal expectations on the golf course throughout the year.


  • Representation of international accounting firm Mazars USA in connection with House Oversight Committee and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office subpoenas for financial statements and tax returns of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization.
  • Representation of Creative Artists Agency and Frank Darabont in $300 million lawsuit against AMC Network in contract dispute over licensing fees involving the hit show The Walking Dead.
  • Representation of individuals in lawsuit challenging claim by State of New Jersey for income tax deficiency in excess of $3 million, resulting in settlement where State agreed to withdraw claim for tax deficiency in its entirety.
  • Representation of physician in Article 78 proceeding before Appellate Division of New York Supreme Court challenging revocation of medical license following administrative hearing before Office of Professional Medical Conduct, resulting in judgment finding the Office’s revocation of medical license was in error.
  • Representation of company and principals in federal criminal investigation involving alleged securities fraud violations.
  • Representation of company and principal in federal criminal investigation involving alleged violations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”).
  • Representation of company CEO in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation of multinational chemical company for alleged price fixing.
  • Representation of high-level executive of international shipping company in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation and prosecution of Japanese and European shipping companies for alleged market allocation and bid rigging.
  • Representation of film production company in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation of film production companies and advertising agencies for alleged bid rigging.
  • Representation of high-level executive in federal criminal investigation involving alleged violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).
  • Representation of sports agent in federal criminal investigation involving alleged bribery and kickbacks related to NCAA basketball.
  • Representation of European credit card processing company in federal criminal investigation involving alleged bank fraud and gaming law violations.
  • Representation of individual in U.S. Tax Court proceedings involving expropriation of assets by the Iranian government.
  • Representation of maritime coal trader in attachment of bulk cargo vessel and successful bench trial resulting in judicial sale of the vessel.
  • Representation of Manhattan commercial real estate owner in lawsuit attempting to block owner from sale of property valued in excess of $1 billion, resulting in successful pretrial dismissal of complaint and closure of sale.

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2021–2022, Ones to Watch, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, listed in Best Lawyers in America©


Professional Activities

Nick is actively involved in pro bono service, including:

  • Pro bono representation of physician in appeal of criminal conviction for healthcare fraud.
  • Pro bono representation of the City of New York as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel.
  • Pro bono representation of undocumented minor in Immigration Court removal proceedings and related Family Court guardianship petition.
  • Pro bono representation of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence as Amicus Curiae in support of U.S. Department of State, U.S. Secretary of State, and other State Department officials on Second Amendment issues concerning the export and manufacture of 3D-printed firearms in Defense Distributed v. United States Department of State.
  • Pro bono representation before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status under provisions of the Violence Against Women Act, resulting in successful grant of permanent resident status.



  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of New York
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Northern Arizona University, BS
  • New York Law School, JD
  • Spanish