Overview


Michael S. Nadel is a first-chair trial attorney, civil litigator, and advisor to businesses and ultra high-net-worth individuals. Michael has won numerous jury verdicts, bench trials, and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts around the country.

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Results


  • Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. v. FoodMatch, Inc. (E.D. Pa.)—Lead trial counsel for plaintiff in a case involving misappropriation of trade secrets and counterfeiting in the specialty food industry. Won four-week jury trial, obtaining the verdict first won by any litigant under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. After trial, won trebling of damages and secured permanent injunction.
  • Seale v. Cathedral View LLC (Va.)Lead trial counsel defending a family trust and related entities against claims of fraud, breach of contract, and violation of consumer protection laws.  After two-week jury trial, won a complete victory with a verdict of non-liability on all claims.
  • Blackboard Inc. v. Desire2Learn Inc. (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.)—Lead counsel for Blackboard in intellectual property dispute involving online learning management systems. Won two-week jury trial, with the patent-in-suit found infringed and not invalid. Secured permanent injunction against leading competitor.

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Recognitions


  • Washington, DC, Super Lawyer 2013 to 2021
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018

Community


  • B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), past national board member and DC board chairperson
  • Repair the World, past member of board of directors

Credentials


Education
George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors, 1999
University of Pennsylvania, BA, cum laude, 1996

Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland

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