Overview


Michael S. Nadel is a first-chair trial attorney, litigator, and advisor to businesses and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families.  Michael solves clients’ most difficult and sensitive problems.

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Results


  • Allscripts Healthcare v. Decision Resources Group / Clarivate (D. Mass.)—Lead trial counsel in for plaintiff in contract dispute involving licensing of de-identified electronic health records data (Real World Data).  After a three-week jury trial, won verdict for breach of contract.  Defeated all of opponent’s claims.  Prevailed in post-trial injunction proceeding.  Won award of attorneys’ fees.
  • Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. v. FoodMatch, Inc. (E.D. Pa.)—Lead trial counsel for plaintiff in a case involving misappropriation of trade secrets and trademark infringement. Won four-week jury trial. After trial, won trebling of damages and secured permanent injunction.
  • Seale et al. v. Cathedral View LLC (Va.)—Lead trial counsel defending a family trust and related business entities against claims of fraud and breach of contract.  After two-week jury trial, won a full defense verdict on all claims.
  • Blackboard Inc. v. Desire2Learn Inc. (E.D. Tex.)—Lead counsel for plaintiff in high-profile Edtech intellectual property dispute involving online learning management systems. Won two-week jury trial, prevailing on all claims. 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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