Nicholas A. Mongelluzzo

Mongelluzzo Nicholas
Nick Mongelluzzo represents clients in civil and criminal litigation matters and has experience responding to government enforcement actions and grand jury subpoenas and conducting internal corporate investigations. He has experience representing clients facing liability under a variety of state, federal, and foreign laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Anti-Kickback Statute; the False Claims Act; federal securities laws; state, federal, and international bribery statutes; and tax, bank, wire, and mail fraud laws.

The clients Nick represents span a range of industries, including energy, retail, real estate, life sciences, financial services, government contracting, and the nonprofit sector. He also advises clients on compliance and corporate governance matters, including designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and information management policies.


Representative Matters

Government and Internal Investigations

  • Member of a team of attorneys conducting an internal investigation into allegations involving financial integrity issues in Brazil, for a multinational corporation.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a national mortgage association in relation to potential securities fraud violations.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical payment assistance provider in response to grand jury subpoenas investigating potential anti-kickback statute violations.
  • Worked with forensic accountants in conducting an independent internal investigation of a real estate investment trust in response to whistleblower allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and corporate waste.
  • Member of a team representing a state government subcontractor in response to a grand jury subpoena issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office relating to the subcontractor's potential involvement in a fraudulent kickback scheme.
  • Representation of a former controller of a publicly traded company in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations relating to tipping and insider trading.

Compliance Programs, Training, and Advisory Guidance

  • Drafted an anti-corruption policy for a multinational pharmaceutical company, including implementation of compliance with French and Chinese law.
  • Advised a financial investment firm on employment considerations related to the FCPA and UK Bribery Act.
  • Advised a nonprofit association on gift giving and FCPA issues.
  • Advised a national trade association on corporate governance concerns regarding structure of internal investigations, ethics, and compliance departments.
  • Drafted an information governance policy for a professional credential chartering organization and advised on implementation issues.

Civil Litigation

  • Represented a major regional retailer in a contract dispute with a national vendor over breach of contract and failure to pay claims before a state court.
  • Represented a national health insurance provider against a state insurance commissioner in U.S. District Court relating to the commissioner's mandatory spending directives.
  • Represented a national asset management company in a civil action against a former subcontractor related to embezzlement and fraud claims.

Regulatory Proceedings

  • Member of a team that represented Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) in their regulatory merger proceedings and subsequent litigation, gaining the approval of the Maryland Public Service Commission to bring together Exelon's and PHI's electric and gas utilities.
  • Managed the state regulatory discovery process for a multi-billion-dollar international utilities company merger.
  • Advised a retail energy provider on the handling of state utilities disputes from customers before state courts and the state public service commission.




  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 2014
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Criminal Law
  • B.A. Government and Politics magna cum laude University of Maryland, College Park 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Criminal Justice Section: White Collar Crime Division; Forensic & Investigative Practices Committee
    • International Law Section: International Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


Pro Bono

As part of Nick's pro bono practice, he has successfully represented immigrants fleeing gang violence in El Salvador and seeking asylum before the U.S. Immigration Court. He has also represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings before Maryland state courts.

Personal Activities

Nick is an active member of the Baltimore community. He is a member of the Canton Community Association, the University of Maryland Alumni Association and Terrapin Club, and the Sons of Italy lodge in Little Italy. A former teaching volunteer with Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, Nick now serves on the Associate Leadership Council of the organization, which is dedicated to educating Baltimore-area youth on financial literacy and entrepreneurship.