H. Nicholas Berberian

T: (312) 269-8005
F: (312) 578-1543

H. Nicholas Berberian is chair of the firm’s Securities & Commodities Litigation practice group. He has represented financial services firms and their employees for more than 40 years before federal and state courts, regulatory agencies, arbitration panels and mediators with respect to a wide range of litigation and regulatory matters. These matters have included securities class actions, mass actions, lawsuits and arbitrations involving investors and employment practices at financial services firms as well as regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Stock Exchange, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Association of Securities Dealers, Chicago Board of Options, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies.

Nick has been recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Litigation”) since 2006. According to client feedback gathered by Chambers USA during the selection process, Nick is described as “detail-oriented, thorough and dogged in getting the best results” and “extremely knowledgeable in the securities area.” Also, he is cited as “a securities expert described by peers as ‘knowledgeable and practical, with sound judgment.’” 

Nick has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Illinois Super Lawyers since 2007.

Nick was appointed as the co-chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2003 for a three year term. From 1993 to 2003, he also served as co-chair of the ABA Subcommittee on Broker/Dealer Litigation and has been co-editor of the Annual Survey of Broker-Dealer Litigation, which is published each year by the ABA and the Securities Industry Association. Nick also previously served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.


  • The University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1978)
  • University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1975)
  • Kenyon College (A.B., 1974), cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1978

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

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