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Nicole  Veno


Consumer Fraud
Whistleblower/Qui Tam


  • Southern Methodist University (B.A. 2009)
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D. 2012), Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Associate Editor (2011-2012)


  • New York State Bar
  • Connecticut State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Nicole Veno
Tel: 212.371.6600
Fax: 212.751.2540
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Nicole Veno is an associate practicing out of our New York office.

Ms. Veno joined the firm in 2019 and focuses on antitrust, consumer fraud, and whistleblower litigation. In 2022, Ms. Veno was named a Top Rated Antitrust Litigation “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. 
Some of Ms. Veno’s relevant experience includes:
  • Representation of a whistleblower in a qui tam action filed under the New York False Claims Act, State of New York ex. rel. EPR Corp. v. Covanta Hempstead Company, et al. alleging that a waste-to-energy facility violated environmental laws.
  • Representation of plaintiffs in In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation and In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation.
  • Representation of employees of fast-casual food chain in mass arbitration proceedings alleging underpayment of wages. 
  • Representation of cigarette wholesalers alleging violations of the Cigarette Marketing Standards Act ("CMSA").
Ms. Veno began her career as an attorney at Izard Nobel LLP (now Izard Kindall & Raabe LLP) where she focused on class action consumer protection, antitrust, and ERISA matters.  Prior to joining KM, she had her own practice focusing on commercial and consumer collection litigation and related probate and bankruptcy proceedings.  Her prior work in the consumer class action field focused on cosmetics products that were falsely advertised as being “natural,” and resulted in two favorable appellate-level court decisions and a number of class action settlements:  Langan v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. Inc., 897 F.3d 88 (2d Cir. 2018) (holding that a class action plaintiff has Article III standing to represent out of state consumers); Balser v. Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., 640 F. App’x 694, 695 (9th Cir. 2016) (clarifying pleading standards in a consumer fraud case); Morales v. ConopcoInc. dba Unilever, No. 13-cv-02213 (E.D. Cal.) ($3.25 million settlement); Langan v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. Inc., No. 13-cv-01471 (D. Conn.) ($2.4 million settlement); and Stephenson v. Neutrogena Corp., No. 12-cv-00426 (C.D. Cal.) ($1.8 million settlement).
Ms. Veno serves on the Board of the New York Chapter of Women in eDiscovery, and is co-chair of the Climate and Antitrust Committee of COSAL (the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws). She also co-chairs the Advocates for Public Policy committee of the New York Junior League, a women's volunteer organization, lobbying for legislation benefiting women, children, and families on the city, state, and federal level.

Ms. Veno is the author of Class Action Securities Lawsuits Should Survive the Death of a Named Defendant: Why Baillargeon v. Sewell Was Wrongly Decided, 25 Quinnipiac Prob. L.J. 408 (2012).