Vincent J. Nolan III

Special Counsel

  • Vincent J. Nolan III
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1148
    Fax: +1 215 754 4803

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Vincent J. Nolan practices in the area of litigation, with a focus on the finance industry, including complex commercial litigation, internal corporate investigations, and white-collar matters before various federal agencies and regulators, including the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Some highlights include Mr. Nolan’s successful prosecution of a Third Circuit appeal determining fiduciary duties under ERISA (Mushalla v. Teamsters Local No. 863 Pension Fund, 300 F.3d 391 (3d Cir. 2002)), obtaining specific performance of a multimillion-dollar real estate contract after a trial, and obtaining a favorable racial and sexual harassment and discrimination settlement against a major auto manufacturer. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

Mr. Nolan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Honorable James J. Ciancia, of the New Jersey Appellate Division. He has served on the Civil Practice Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey District IV Ethics Committee.

Mr. Nolan is active in the community and regularly handles pro bono matters. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Independence Residences. Inc., a not-for-profit human service agency committed to supporting the highest quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, visual and other impairments by providing innovative residential and community support services. Prior to attending law school, he spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. While serving in the Peace Corps, Mr. Nolan assisted the residents of a remote village in establishing an elementary school for their children and also developed a unique training seminar to disseminate basic construction techniques.

Mr. Nolan is a 1999 graduate, with highest honors, of Rutgers University School of Law. He also obtained a Masters in Public Administration from the Rutgers University, with a concentration in International Development Policy, and was elected Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Representing U.S. company for OFAC matters connected to Zimbabwe.
  • Defended a financial services company in an SEC investigation related to false statements regarding collateralized debt obligations (CDO).
  • Represented Taberna Europe, an Irish company that manages collateralized debt obligations, in obtaining a $34 million misrepresentation judgment in the London High Court against a failed Danish financial institution, Roskilde Bank.
  • Represented liquidation trustee of failed financial institution in claims alleging preferential transfers and breach of fiduciary duty. Entered settlement agreement receiving $80 million payment and rights to $275 million tax refund.
  • Successful prosecution of Third Circuit appeal determining fiduciary duties under ERISA (Mushalla v. Teamsters Local No. 863 Pension Fund, 300 F.3d 391 (3d Cir. 2002)).
  • Obtained trial verdict for specific performance of a multimillion-dollar real estate contract.
  • Prosecuted racial and sexual discrimination case against a major auto manufacturer.
  • Obtained on behalf of parents of a disabled child a ruling that parents have a right to meaningful participation in the development of their children's Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and that children with disabilities must be afforded Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in light of their abilities.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Rutgers University, M.P.A., 1997
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1989


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2013-present
    - Associate, 2009-2012
  • WolfBlock LLP
    - Associate, 2008-2009
  • Flaster/Greenberg P.C.
    - Associate, 2003-2008
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
    - Law Clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice, 2002-2003
  • Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman, P.C.
    - Associate, 2000-2002
  • Appellate Division, New Jersey Superior Court
    - Law Clerk to the Honorable James J. Ciancia, J.A.D., 1999-2000

Professional Activities

  • New Jersey Supreme Court
    - Member, Civil Practice Committee, 2008-2014

  • New Jersey District IV Ethics Committee
    - Member, 2016-2018

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2006, 2010

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Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Independence Residences, Inc.
    - Member, Board of Directors, 2014-2015

  • United States Peace Corps
    - Community Education Volunteer, Dominican Republic

Selected Publications