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Nicolas Sansone


Nicolas “Nick” Sansone (he/him) is an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, which he joined in November 2022. Nick previously served as Public Citizen’s Supreme Court Assistance Fellow during the 2016-2017 Term. In that role, he worked on U.S. Supreme Court merits- and certiorari-stage filings involving topics such as personal jurisdiction, pleading standards, forced arbitration, and disability rights.

Nick graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2015, where he served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Harvard Law Review and volunteered regularly with the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. He went on to clerk for the Honorable William J. Kayatta, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Honorable David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Honorable J. Paul Oetken on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Before joining Public Citizen as a litigation attorney, Nick worked as an appellate attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where he briefed and argued several employment discrimination cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. He has also served as a supervising attorney at Georgetown University Law Center’s Appellate Litigation Program, where he trained third-year law students in written and oral appellate advocacy and worked with them to brief and argue immigration, habeas, and Section 1983 cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Nick arrived in his legal career after pursuing stints as a college writing instructor, wildland firefighter, and performance gymnast. He continues to study dance and movement and is the published author of two novels and several short stories.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, distance running, karaoke, languages, and cooking elaborate meals for friends and loved ones.