Vedder Price

Charles J. Nerko

Associate

Charles J. Nerko is a highly skilled litigator who uses a practical and business-conscious approach to obtain favorable results amid critical circumstances.

Mr. Nerko represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving contracts, business torts, data privacy and intellectual property. He also advises clients on strategies to minimize risks. Mr. Nerko represents a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, technology companies and other law firms.

Mr. Nerko’s successful outcomes are driven by his ingenuity, vigorous advocacy and strategic execution. Recent examples of success include obtaining a favorable arbitration award as lead counsel in a contract dispute, and obtaining dismissals with prejudice of an intellectual property infringement action and a securities fraud class action. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Nerko was recognized by his peers and named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the Thomson Reuters survey.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Nerko was a litigation associate at an Am Law A-List firm and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

Charles J. Nerko

Associate

Experience

Representative matters include:

  • Winning a favorable arbitration award as lead trial counsel in a contract dispute.
  • Obtaining dismissal of a securities fraud class action brought against a professional services firm.
  • Winning summary judgment for an international law firm in litigation against a former client and successfully arguing for dismissal of the adversary’s appeal.
  • Serving as lead counsel for a credit union in data security litigation against a technology vendor.
  • Arguing an appeal for an insurance company in a contested bankruptcy matter and obtaining affirmance of the bankruptcy court’s order.
  • Serving as second-chair trial counsel for a prominent bank in an aircraft dispute and obtaining a substantial settlement after presenting the client’s case-in-chief.
  • Defending a large financial institution in various consumer privacy class actions across the country.
  • Serving as national coordinating counsel in multistate litigation arising out of a corporate merger.
  • Representing a nationally known entertainment company in matters related to Michael Jackson’s death.

Charles J. Nerko

Associate

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2009, cum laude, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Legal Writing Award, Member of the Moot Court Board, Notes & Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review
  • Fordham University, B.A., 2006, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Charles J. Nerko

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Charles J. Nerko

Associate

Blogs

Mr. Nerko contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.