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 an electric guitar, and is steadily getting better at playing it. 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 a high-level executive, in federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigation.
  • Representation of a sports agent, in federal bribery and kickback investigation related to NCAA basketball.
  • Representation of a European credit card processing company, in federal gaming/bank fraud investigation.
  • Representation of an export company, in federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) investigation.
  • Representation of a chemical company CEO, in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation of multinational chemical companies for price fixing.
  • Representation of a high-level executive of an international shipping company, in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation and prosecution of Japanese and European shipping companies for market allocation and bid rigging.
  • Representation of a film production company, in DOJ Antitrust Division criminal investigation of film production companies and advertising agencies for bid rigging.
  • Representation of an individual, in U.S. Tax Court proceedings involving expropriation of assets by the Iranian government.
  • 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 a maritime coal trader, in attachment of bulk cargo vessel and successful bench trial resulting in judicial sale of the vessel; representation on appeal challenging subject-matter jurisdiction, propriety of discovery sanctions, and sufficiency of evidence presented at trial, resulting in unanimous affirmance of judgment.
  • Representation of a Manhattan commercial real estate owner, in litigation attempting to block sale of property valued in excess of one billion dollars, resulting in successful pretrial dismissal of complaint and closure of sale; representation on appeal resulting in unanimous affirmance of judgment.

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



  • New York County Lawyers' Association
Professional Activities

Nick is actively involved in pro bono service, including:

  • 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