• Metropolitan State University of Denver, B.A. (2010)
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2015) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Fordham Law Review, Addison M. Metcalf Labor Law Prize


  • Colorado
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Nicholas Dowd


Nicholas Dowd is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Denver office. Nicholas advises and represents companies in state and federal courts across the country in commercial business disputes and other litigation matters. He also represents clients in government enforcement actions and investigative proceedings, including matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nicholas helps his clients navigate complex legal matters, set a strategic course, and resolve disputes favorably. Nicholas’s clients come from a wide range of industries, including insurance brokerage, pharmaceutical, and banking.

Nicholas received his J.D. magna cum laude from Fordham University of School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and the Order of the Coif. During law school, Nicholas also interned for the Hon. Richard Caschette in Douglas County District Court (Colorado), worked in the Fordham Law Federal Litigation Clinic, and received the Addison M. Metcalf Labor Law Prize. He has a B.A. in political science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Nicholas is a member of the Colorado and New York bars and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.


Admitted to practice: Colorado; New York; U.S. District Courts, District of Colorado, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York

Representative Matters

  • Defended a newly founded specialty insurance broker in numerous lawsuits and disputes with industry competitors alleging trade secret theft and violations of employee restrictive covenants.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a sports and entertainment company accused in the Northern District of Texas of violating a term sheet related to the sale of two subsidiaries to a former executive of the company.
  • Represented the owner of a services provider to an online lending business in multiple lawsuits asserting violations of state lending laws, RICO, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Represented a large pharmaceutical company in a civil enforcement action by the Department of Justice asserting claims under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Advised and conducted an internal investigation of an Australian shipping and logistics company regarding potential violations of U.S. antitrust laws.