Nadia A. Sarkis
Nadia Sarkis concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation. She has significant experience litigating high-stakes business disputes across a wide variety of areas, including business torts, contracts, insurance, privacy, and employment issues. Ms. Sarkis’s practice includes litigation at the trial and appellate level in cases brought in federal and state courts throughout California.
Ms. Sarkis helps clients navigate complex litigation by providing creative, strategic, and practical advice. Ms. Sarkis is well versed in all stages of litigation, including complex fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, and in negotiating favorable results and settlements for her clients. She has also tried multiple jury cases to verdict.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sarkis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ferdinand F. Fernandez, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Mary Mullarkey, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Upon completion of her clerkships, Ms. Sarkis was associated with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, California.
Princeton University, A.B. (Comparative Literature)
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
Judicial Clerk, Colorado Supreme Court, Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey (2003-2004)
Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez (2006-2007)
Member, California, Illinois, and Colorado Bar
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/US). The CIPP is the preeminent credential in the field of information privacy.
- Represented drug testing company in multiple insurance recovery matters before the Ninth Circuit;
- Trial counsel representing client seeking insurance coverage for tens of millions of dollars in defense costs. Multi-day jury trial ended in complete verdict for client, including findings of coverage and bad faith;
- Represented owner of insurance brokerage company in complex multiparty action asserting claims of breach of fiduciary duty, multiple breaches of contract, and tortious interference, and defending against claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud;
- Represented a medical device company asserting claims of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and interference with prospective economic advantage. Efforts included successfully opposing summary judgment, and two-week jury trial in the Central District of California;
- Represented a global technology company in a Section 2 Sherman Act case brought by a competitor regarding broad-ranging business and engineering practices; Represented a multinational bank in domestic and foreign regulatory investigation in connection with its alleged manipulation of interbank rates;
- Represented a recording industry trade group in its prosecution of anti-piracy and copyright infringement cases;
- Represented a real estate developer in its defense of claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties and fraud;
- Represented a multinational consumer products company in its internal investigation of alleged securities violations