Nadia Patel

Nadia’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and government investigations.
Nadia Patel, Associate, Washington DC at Arent Fox LLP

Nadia regularly represents individuals and businesses involved in a variety of commercial litigation in state and federal court, including cases involving contract claims, Lanham Act violations, and litigation arising out of corporate transactions.  Recently, Nadia has represented foreign companies in civil litigation involving alleged violations of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act.  Nadia also represents employers in employment-related litigation, including matters involving violations of restrictive covenants, the Defend Trade Secret Act, and state trade secret laws.

In the government investigation context, Nadia represents providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other health care companies in False Claims Act investigations and litigation, including qui tam “whistleblower” lawsuits.  Nadia has been involved in investigations conducted by state agencies as well as the Department of Justice and various U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

Previous Work

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Nadia defended corporations and individuals in civil matters primarily at the state level, including cases involving malpractice, general tort, and wrongful death claims.  Nadia’s extensive litigation experience allows her to take a case from inception to conclusion while always furthering the client’s best interests.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Nadia was recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

While in law school, Nadia was an Articles Editor for The Federal Circuit Bar Journal. She authored an article titled “YOU’RE FIRED: Egan and MSPB Review of Security Clearance Divisions” 21 Fed. Cir. B.J. 93 (2011). Nadia also was a member of the GW Law Moot Court Board. She was awarded 1st Place for Best Overall Competitor and 2nd Place for Best Oralist in GW’s Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.

Nadia has authored the following articles:

  • Co-author, "Tips For Spoliation Claims In Trade Secret Cases," Law360, May 28, 2020
  • Nadia Patel, “YOU’RE FIRED: Egan and MSPB Review of Security Clearance Divisions” 21 Fed. Cir. B.J. 93 (2011), available here
  • Industries
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Virginia Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • US District Court, District of Maryland
    • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • US District Court, District of Columbia
    • US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • Education
    The George Washington University Law School, JD, 2012
    University of Pennsylvania, BA, Cum Laude, 2007



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