Overview


Michael S. Nadel is the co-head of the Firm’s litigation practice in Washington, D.C. He is an accomplished first-chair trial attorney. Michael has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts around the country. He has won high-profile cases involving breach of contract, trade secret theft, patent and trademark infringement, and the False Claims Act. Michael won the first jury verdict obtained by any litigant under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the recently enacted federal trade secret statute.

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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, trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and conversion in the specialty food industry. Won four-week jury trial, obtaining the verdict first won by anyone under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. After trial, won trebling of damages and secured permanent injunction.
  • Blackboard Inc. v. Desire2Learn Inc. (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.)—Lead counsel for Blackboard in patent infringement case 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’s U.S. sales.

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Recognition


  • Washington, DC, Super Lawyer 2013 to 2019
  • 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, member of board of directors and treasurer
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, ambassador

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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