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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  • 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 breach of contract 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.

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  • Washington, DC, Super Lawyer 2013 to 2020
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018


  • B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), past national board member and DC board chairperson
  • Repair the World, 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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Michael S. Nadel

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