Nicholas J. Ramacher


Nicholas Ramacher represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes and investigations.

Nick has represented defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal trial and appellate courts, before state and federal government agencies, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. His experience includes disputes related to the misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate governance. Nick has also represented companies that were being investigated by the SEC and the Massachusetts Securities Division. His clients have included technology companies, manufacturers, insurers, and healthcare providers. Nick is a detailed litigator who takes care to understand the facts and law of a case without losing sight of his clients’ business and personal priorities.

Before joining Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, Nick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and was a litigation associate in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.


  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and favorable settlements on behalf of company seeking to enjoin three officers from using company’s trade secrets and confidential information to form a new company.
  • Successfully moved to dissolve a temporary restraining order, leading to the dismissal of claims that a manufacturer made misleading claims about a competitor’s products.
  • Obtained the dismissal of claims that a company issued a misleading proxy describing proposed by-law amendments and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal.
  • Represented a financial company in connection with an investigation by the Massachusetts Securities Division, resulting in a substantial reduction in the scope of the investigation and an eventual decision not to proceed.
  • Advised company investigating a former officer’s potentially-misleading disclosures of drug-trial results.



  • JD, Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2010
  • B.A., Saint Cloud State University, magna cum laude, 2003


Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


New York