Nicholas Berenato

Associate

Nick focuses his practice on electronic discovery in the construction, higher education, financial services, antitrust, government investigations, white-collar, insurance defense, and health care and life sciences industries. Though Nick’s practice spans multiple industries, Nick places a particular emphasis on electronic discovery in the construction industry. Nick assists clients with complex and high-profile eDiscovery projects and navigates data and privacy protection laws. Nick implements quality control procedures to mitigate risk and counsels both clients and colleagues on issues related to eDiscovery, information governance, and data management.

Before joining CODISCOVR, Nick was an associate attorney in Cozen O’Connor’s construction group. There, he counseled and represented project owners, real estate developers, contractors, and design professionals and positioned multiple cases for favorable resolution.

While in law school, Nick was a summer associate at the firm in 2018. He was a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States Magistrate Judge, for the District of New Jersey. Nick also interned for the Honorable Nelson Johnson and the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury in Atlantic County, NJ.

Nick earned his bachelor's degree in history from James Madison University. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School, where he was the Business Editor of Rutgers University Law Review. Upon graduation, Nick was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Experience

Publications

Pennsylvania’s Prompt Payment Act Applies to Mixed Use Construction [Alert]

August 12, 2021

Kenny Cushing and Nick Berenato discuss the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision in El-Gharbaoui v. Ajayi.

New York’s Phased Plan to Reopen begins with Construction Industry [Alert]

April 29, 2020

Nick Berenato discusses New York's plan to reopen in phases.

Construction Resumes in Pennsylvania on May 1 [Alert]

April 27, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss Governor Wolf's plan to reopen the construction industry in Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Imposes Additional Requirements on Construction Project Sites [Alert]

April 10, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss New Jersey's latest executive order and what it means for construction project sites.

COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses

March 27, 2020

Nicholas Berenato, Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch review the executive orders from the governors of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and the impact on the construction industry.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
  • James Madison University, B.A., 2016
  • Pennsylvania