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Caluda, Nicholas J.

Nicholas J. Caluda

Associate

nicocaluda@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 713 221 7016, Direct Fax: +1 713 221 7100
Houston
Tel: +1 713 221 7000 Fax: +1 713 221 7100

Nico Caluda is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office. Nico’s practice focuses on appeals and on complex commercial litigation.  He is an expert at distilling complex legal issues and intricate facts into winning briefs and motions that tell compelling stories. He has extensive experience across many areas of the law, including contract disputes, mass torts, arbitrations, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Nico has drafted briefs at every level of the federal and Texas court systems, including the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court.  And he has argued appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and motions in Texas federal and state courts.  Nico also maintains an active trial practice, often drafting jury instructions, crafting in-trial briefs, and preparing witnesses for direct examinations.

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, he clerked for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for the Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He is a member of the Texas Bar and Louisiana Bar, as well as several federal courts.

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016)
    • Notre Dame Law Review:
      • Executive Articles Editor
  • University of Dallas
    (B.A., magna cum laude, Politics, 2013)
  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The State Bar of Louisiana
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018-2019
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo:
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2016-2018
  • Kate Shih & Nico Caluda, 6 Key Issues from Foreign Discovery Argument at High Court, Law360 (March 29, 2022)
  • Nico Caluda, Drafting Issue Statements, The Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, (November 30, 2022)