Nicholas D’Aquilla

Managing Director
Southern University Law Center, JD
10+ years in Mass Tort industry
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, LLM

With more than a decade of experience in the mass tort industry, Nick D'Aquilla brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to the Counsel Financial team.

Nick is a leading figure in administering complex settlements, contributing to the administration of more than $20 billion in mass tort settlements across many high-profile cases. His expertise in solution design and oversight services has contributed to the resolution of more than 40 mass tort and class action litigations, including environmental, pharmaceutical, medical device and sexual assault matters.

Before joining Counsel Financial, Nick was a senior member of a complex settlement fund advisory team for a national bank, where he developed underwriting methodologies that enabled credit extensions to mass tort plaintiffs’ firms. In the last 18 months, he has analyzed and valued more than $1.5 billion in loan collateral derived from mass tort dockets.

Prior to entering the mass tort industry in 2012, Nick served as a civil defense litigator for the Louisiana DOJ, acting as lead counsel for personal injury, contract dispute and subrogation matters. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center, and Master of Laws in Health Law from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.