Bradley J. Nash
Mr. Nash's engagements include:
- Defending a Texas-based oil and gas company in a derivative action challenging a $200 million financing transaction with a New York hedge fund. Mr. Nash defeated a preliminary injunction motion at the outset of the case that sought to freeze the proceeds of a sale of 43 oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Representation of a corporate officer in a lawsuit to compel an insurance carrier to advance legal fees under a directors and officers policy for defense of parallel criminal and civil proceedings. Mr. Nash obtained an injunction directing the insurance company to pay all post-conviction defense fees, which was affirmed on appeal. See Dupree v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 96 A.D.3d 546, 947 N.Y.S.2d 428 (1st Dep't 2012).
- Successfully negotiating insurance coverage under a personal liability policy that facilitated the favorable settlement of a multi-million dollar dispute between a cooperative apartment and tenant-shareholder over property damage.
- Representation of a foreign investment advisory firm and its principal in a civil insider trading action by the SEC. Mr. Nash successfully briefed a motion to release $2.7 million in client funds that were frozen by the Court at the outset of the case.
- Representation of a group of institutional investors in a novel proceeding in New York State court challenging Bank of America's $8.5 billion settlement of claims arising from mortgage-backed securities.
- Representation of an institutional investor in a federal antitrust class action alleging bid-rigging in municipal tax lien auctions.
Mr. Nash received his A.B. degree from Harvard College in 1999 (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude) and graduated from Harvard Law School (cum laude) in 2002, where he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. From 2002 to 2003, he clerked for the Honorable David G. Trager of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Nash practiced at Covington & Burling LLP. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.
He blogs about recent decisions of interest from the Commercial Divisions of the New York State Courts at the firm's Commercial Division Blog.