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Mr. Nestico joined the firm in August of 2015 and has since concentrated his practice on complex class action litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with the investment of qualified retirement plan assets and other violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the federal law governing the administration of employee benefit plans.

Mr. Nestico brings to the firm more than 35 years of diverse experience in law firms, as in-house counsel with Fortune 50 multinational corporations and with a top 5 national consulting firm, focusing on all aspects of the design and implementation of employee benefits and executive compensation plans, with a particular emphasis on advising plan sponsors regarding the investment of plan assets, negotiation of investment management agreements, and compliance with fiduciary responsibilities.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as Counsel in the Charlotte, NC office of K&L Gates; as Associate General Counsel – Benefits at New York Life Insurance Company; and Senior Vice President at Aon Consulting, where he also served as Chairman of the M&A Practice Council. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and served as a commissioned officer prior to attending law school at the University of Connecticut, where he graduated with honors. Immediately following law school, he worked in private practice at Kelley, Drye and Warren in New York and Pullman Comley in Bridgeport, CT.  His uncommon experience with ERISA, securities law and complex financial transactions brings an added dimension to the firms ERISA litigation practice.


  • University of Connecticut, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Connecticut