Laird, Nicholas W.

  Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Nick is an associate with the Firm’s Litigation Group. He is well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process, including discovery, witness preparation, briefing dispositive motions, mediation and trial proceedings. Nick has advised clients in complex commercial litigation, including contract and fraud disputes, conducted internal investigations on behalf of automotive industry clients and represented companies in the context of corporate restructurings. Nick also maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing individuals in housing and civil rights actions.

Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Nick was an associate at a large international law firm headquartered in Chicago.

While attending law school at the University of Michigan, Nick served as a contributing editor to the Michigan Journal of Race and Law and as a Senior Judge in its Legal Practice Program.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • DePauw University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010