Nexus U. Sea
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Nexus Sea is a versatile litigator and trial lawyer, with significant experience representing Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and pharmaceutical firms in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts. Nexus has defended class actions and mass torts on behalf of various pharmaceutical firms, and most recently defended a high profile state attorney general consumer protection action against a leading medical device manufacturer.
A veteran of product-liability and mass-tort litigation, Nexus played a key role in defending a Fortune 500 bank and premises owner in more than 340 toxic tort personal injury suits arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Bringing his experience defending against asbestos related claims to bear, Nexus served as a member of the lead national team that defended an international consumer products company against numerous state court consumer product cases involving talcum powder. Nexus also has experience defending branded prescription drugs, having successfully defeated failure-to-warn, product defect, and wrongful death claims involving such products.
Nexus's deep experience has also allowed him to look to the future of his practice, pioneering work on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on product-liability law.
Throughout his career, Nexus has conducted internal investigations for financial institutions and companies, including in response to state attorney general actions. He played a prominent role on the court-appointed counsel team to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, and he represented various foreign claimants in connection with allegations of corruption and money laundering in the largest civil forfeiture action brought under the Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.
Nexus is a founding member of “1844,” an association of African American male attorneys that focuses on promoting collaboration, business development, and mentorship among attorneys of color in Big Law. He was President of the Nigerian Lawyers Association from 2014 to 2016, where he worked to build strong, diverse communities in the U.S. and abroad. And as a member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Nexus mentors college and law students interested in private practice.
Honors & Awards
- Named a “New York Metro Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2015 to 2021)
- The National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award” (2017)
- New York
- New Jersey
- US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- US District Court, District of New Jersey
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2007
- New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), B.S., 2004
- AIPAC’s (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Progressive Outreach Initiative
- Metropolitan Black Bar Association
- President, Nigerian Lawyers Association (2014 to 2016)
- Network of Bar Leaders Executive Council & Vice President (2015 to 2016)
- Board Member, Pipeline to Practice
- Board Member, The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York
- Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Race and The Law Review
- Successfully defended one of Africa’s most prominent business leaders in a trade-secret matter that could have resulted in damages of more than US$1 billion.
- Led the successful defense of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical multinational against failure-to-warn and product-defect claims concerning its top selling over-the-counter drug.
- Successfully defended a Fortune 500 bank and a premises owner in more than 340 toxic tort personal injury suits arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
- Secured a summary judgment victory for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical multinational in a wrongful death suit over its antiplatelet aggregation medication.
- Served as a member of the court-appointed counsel team to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee in connection with a significant Madoff feeder fund.
- Conducted an internal investigation for a fund-of-funds, relating to alleged “cross-trades,” helping to prepare a report concerning the legal implications of the trades and their impact on business.
- Achieved a favorable settlement for a Fortune 500 bank against corporate raiders, who had sought to unlawfully poach its wealth management department.
- Defended various claimants in connection with the largest kleptocracy forfeiture action brought by the US government over funds allegedly stolen by a West African dictator.
- Led the discovery team in a national False Claims Act litigation involving defective PVC pipe, including creating the e-discovery plan, interviewing potential fact witnesses, and responding to interrogatories and document requests.
- Defended several asbestos-related product liability cases in New Jersey.
- Defended a Fortune 500 food and beverage company in a breach-of-contract action involving a multimillion-dollar procurement agreement.
- Successfully handled complex commercial litigation over the wrongful termination of a television distribution agreement.