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


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


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

District of Columbia

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