Kirby McInerney LLP | Financial Litigation Law Firm | Nicole Veno
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Nicole  Veno

PRACTICES

Antitrust
Consumer Fraud
Whistleblower/Qui Tam

EDUCATION

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

ADMISSIONS

  • 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
Associate
CONTACT INFORMATION
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.
 
Some of Ms. Veno’s relevant experience includes:
 
  • Representation of a whistleblower in a qui tam action, State of New York v. Covanta Hempstead Company, alleging that a waste-energy company used improper ash disposal techniques, violative of environmental law.
 
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 is a member of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section and the New York Junior League.  She is also 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).