Nick Pacifico is Associate General Counsel at POGO and focuses on nonprofit compliance, copyright, contract, and employment law in addition to running POGO’s human resources department (including benefits, hiring, retention, conflict resolution, and trainings) and assisting with legal reviews, fact checking, and editing of POGO’s outgoing content.
Nick also assists with POGO’s work on improper payments and the federal Inspector General (IG) system. He has contributed to POGO’s reports, testimony, letters, public comments, and analysis pieces on issues such as IG independence, federal improper payments, Customs and Border Patrol fiscal oversight, and offshore drilling rights, royalties, revenue, and competition. Nick also manages our Inspector General Vacancy Tracker.
In addition to the above efforts Nick manages POGO’s information technology infrastructure, provides back-end web development coding and support, and develops custom programming, scripting, and data management solutions to enhance investigations and advance internal work flows and capacities.
Prior to his work at POGO, Nick worked at the Boston University Medical Campus, with Milligan Coughlin LLC, and as an extern legal clerk for Judge Margot Botsford, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He earned his J.D. from Northeastern University and his B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.