Nick's political and policy background includes serving as a senior aide to Representative Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Former Representative (now Governor) Neil Abercrombie (D- HI), being the Western Regional Director for the Democratic National Committee and a core part of John Kerry's legal recount team during the 2004 Presidential election stationed in New Mexico. Nick appears periodically on various cable news shows to discuss politics and public policy issues of national significance. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Nick was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2008 election cycle in California's 50th Congressional district (San Diego metropolitan area). Nick previously practiced law at a private law group, where he focused on property and leasing transactions, employment law, and various aspects of corporate transactions, among other matters. He was also a prosecuting attorney on behalf of the City of San Diego where he represented the People of the State of California.