Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden is a business litigation attorney at Oberheiden P.C. He has represented hundreds of businesses over the course of his career as they faced law enforcement investigations, audits, corporate disputes, employment issues, and a wide variety of lawsuits. With his legal advice, companies have avoided liability and have staved off significant legal threats from both the public and the private sector.
Business litigation is a notoriously wide field, encompassing nearly every imaginable legal issue or problem. Just a small handful of situations that Nick has handled include:
- Corporate defense
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Shareholder disputes
- Misappropriation of corporate, partnership, or business funds
- Partnership disputes
- LLC disputes
- Employment disputes
- Violations of non-compete clauses
- Violations of non-disclosure agreements
- False Claims Act violations filed by whistleblowers
- Emergency litigation
- Computer hacking and lawsuits related to data leaks
- Customer disputes
- Allegations of unfair or deceptive business practices
- Civil investigative demands (CIDs)
- Breach of contract
- Tortious interference in a contract
- Healthcare litigation
- Securities litigation
- COVID-19 litigation
- Intellectual property infringement
- Theft of trade secrets
- Copyright violations
- Whistleblower cases
- Antitrust litigation
- Theft, fraud, forgery, and other white collar defense cases that business litigation can spawn
These are just some of the pressing legal concerns that companies can have during their daily operations. Over years of representing companies that have become entangled in these disputes, Dr. Nick Oberheiden has come up with numerous strong and creative solutions to these difficult situations that insulate your company from substantial legal liability and reputational harm.
The rights and interests of each business will vary, depending on their industry. Getting a lawyer who knows and understands the particular business climate that you operate in is essential: An attorney with a strong track record representing fast food franchisees would be out of his or her depth representing, say, an international oil and gas company.
Just a few of the types of companies that Nick has help in the past have been:
- Healthcare laboratories
- Healthcare companies and providers
- National security companies
- Oil and gas companies
Additionally, Nick has provided legal defense to individuals facing personal liability for business litigation issues and even potential white collar crimes, including:
- Business executives
- Certified public accountants (CPAs)
Many of these clients stand at risk of some serious sanctions, including:
- Severe reputational harm
- A substantial jury award or verdict
- Crippling injunctions
- Hefty civil penalties
In many of these cases, business litigation situations came with the potential to escalate into criminal charges for things like theft, forgery, or fraud that could carry criminal fines and even a prison sentence.
With Nick’s legal representation, many of our clients have been able to avoid liability completely. Others secured significant reductions to the penalties that had been on the table.
Nationwide Legal Help
Oberheiden P.C. is a national law firm that helps businesses across the country protect their interests. Just a few of the cities that Nick has represented clients in have been:
- Fort Worth
- Oklahoma City
- Baton Rouge
- New Orleans
- El Paso
- New York City
- Portland, Oregon
These are just some of the cities that Nick has been to while defending individuals and companies against allegations of wrongdoing. He has also helped international corporations in their legal needs, as well.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden is licensed to represent clients in front of the following United States District Courts:
- Eastern District of Arkansas
- Western District of Arkansas
- District of Colorado
- Central District of Illinois
- Northern District of Illinois
- Southern District of Illinois
- Northern District of Indiana
- Southern District of Indiana
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Western District of Michigan
- Eastern District of Missouri
- District of Nebraska
- District of New Mexico
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- District of North Dakota
- Eastern District of Oklahoma
- Northern District of Oklahoma
- Western District of Oklahoma
- Eastern District of Texas
- Northern District of Texas
- Southern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Western District of Wisconsin
He can also represent clients in front of the following United States Courts of Appeals, also known as Circuit Courts:
- Second Circuit, which has jurisdiction over:
- New York
- Fifth Circuit, which covers:
- Sixth Circuit, which covers the following states:
- Ninth Circuit, which oversees:
- Eleventh Circuit, which hears appeals from District Courts in the following states:
If necessary, Nick can also take your case all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.
This lets Nick legally represent you or your company in federal court throughout the entire case, ensuring that you get an outcome you can live with.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden brings an extensive educational background to the field of law.
He received his juris doctorate (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While there, he received the Morris Greenspan Award for Excellence in International Law.
Nick also has a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg School of Law, in Germany, as well as a Diplom Jurist, a master’s level law degree, from the Universities of Munich, Hamburg, Bochum. His Ph.D. thesis was an analysis of several different methods of constitutional interpretation. It included personal input from the Chief Justice of Brazil as well as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Both during and after his time in school, Nick served as a visiting scholar and as a research fellow at UCLA and as an extern at the Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY, in The Hague.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Nick Oberheiden has appeared numerous times in the media for his legal input or opinion on topics of national importance, including the Michael Cohen investigation and several inquiries involving public corruption. He has also been asked to weigh in on issues involving some of the most powerful federal law enforcement agencies in the country, including:
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Justice
- The Office of Inspector General
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- U.S. House Committee on Ethics
- The White House
Nick has also been interviewed over 1,500 times for national radio or TV outlets or newspapers, including:
- Fox News
- The Wall Street Journal
- Forbes Magazine
- Los Angeles Times
When reporters and journalists want an insightful opinion that they can trust, they have turned to Nick.
Representative Case Results
Dr. Nick Oberheiden has secured favorable results in a huge variety of business litigation cases, and at all stages of the litigation process. He has taken cases to trial and won, has gotten cases dismissed, and has even taken action to persuade a potential plaintiff to drop the allegations before the case was ever filed.
Some representative case results from Nick’s long list of successful defenses include:
- Defending a national healthcare marketing company against a federal qui tam complaint of healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as illegal physician kickbacks: The government had even decided to intervene on the relator’s behalf to prosecute the case. Nick defended the company by working with government agents and attorneys to show that the allegations being made by the disgruntled former employee were completely empty. The case got quickly dismissed.
- Representing an individual who had signed promissory notes and non-compete clauses: The individual was facing the threat of litigation for non-payment and needed the non-compete clauses to be removed. After two months of negotiations with lawyers representing multiple parties in several states, Nick managed to secure an agreement where his client was not subjected to any legal actions and had her financial obligations forgiven and received a full release from her non-compete.
- Providing emergency legal help to a large corporation that had been approached by CBS’s 60 Minutes program about allegations of fraud and corruption: Nick’s internal investigation and defense culminated in a three-hour meeting with the show’s producers, during which Nick convinced them not to air the episode.
- Defending an alleged ringleader in another federal qui tam complaint, this one alleging pharmaceutical healthcare fraud: Six defendants were allegedly conspiring to commit civil fraud against Medicare. Nick’s defense opened gaping weaknesses in the relators’ case against his client. When Nick asked for a dismissal, the judge granted it. When the attorneys for the other co-defendants asked for one, they were all denied.