Nicholas Fortuna


Nicholas FortunaNicholas Fortuna is founder and managing partner of the law firm Allyn & Fortuna LLP. He concentrates in complex employment, commercial and corporate litigation. Mr. Fortuna has diverse practice representing a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, nationwide retailers, major manufacturers, biotech firms, banks, restaurant chains, construction industry professionals, regional and family-owned businesses and non-profits. Mr. Fortuna advises these clients on issues related to employment law and commercial disputes.

He advises employers on a wide range of employment law issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace safety, and benefit claims. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and stands ready to defend against the full range of suits that can arise in the workplace. Clients rely on him for advice on their most sensitive and critical workplace-related litigations. Mr. Fortuna also advises these clients on issues such as contract matters, commercial real estate matters, preventive strategies to avoid litigation, business disputes, insurance issues, trademark infringement and other intellectual property concerns.

With more than 25 years of practice, Mr. Fortuna has litigated cases before juries and judges in federal and state courts, argued cases before federal and state appellate courts, and handled matters before administrative tribunals and federal, state, and municipal regulatory agencies. He is always lead trial counsel in defense of his clients.

Mr. Fortuna is a member of both the New York City Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. He is a past member of a section committee of the New York City Bar Association and a past member of the Legal Education Committee of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Fortuna writes extensively on various topics, including contributions to the firm’s blog on employment law developments and emerging legal issues, book reviews, such as a review of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Strategic Vision: America and Crisis of Global Power (2013); a review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, (2013); articles such as, “Construction Law: Geotechnical Engineer’s Liability”. NYLJ, March 1, 2000 and “Admissions by Corporate Employees”, Brooklyn Barrister Law Journal (1992). Mr. Fortuna also edited a chapter on Labor Relations in George D. Pozgar’s Legal Guide for Health Care Professionals, Maryland: Aspen, 1992.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Queens College, City University of New York, B.A., 1983
  • Touro Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1986
    Honors: Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award, Touro Law Center Fellowship
  • Suffolk University Law School, International Law Program in Budapest Hungary, 2009
  • CUNY Graduate Center, Graduate work in English, 2007 to present


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