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Nikesh Jindal has a wide-ranging litigation practice having litigated cases ranging from complex False Claims Act suits with billions of dollars in dispute to intricate appellate matters before the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court.  As a partner in the firm’s Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law practice. Nikesh has particular experience representing clients in administrative law and regulatory matters in court and before federal agencies.  

Nikesh has coordinated and led efforts to challenge several agency regulations, and has represented clients in investigations before Congress and various Executive Branch agencies. He has defended clients in several qui tam-related lawsuits and government audits involving government funding programs. He has particular expertise in healthcare and energy issues, including with respect to offshore drilling and royalty disputes.

Nikesh has represented clients before various agencies, including the Department of the Interior, FERC, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Treasury, and the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

Nikesh joined the firm in 2014 after having worked at another large multinational law firm.  Prior to that, he was Associate General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. In that capacity, he provided counsel to senior policy officials on legal and regulatory issues arising from several federal agencies, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Interior, Energy, and Transportation.  As part of his responsibilities, Nikesh reviewed significant rulemakings and worked directly with the relevant agencies to resolve any legal issues.

Prior to joining OMB, Nikesh was the senior counsel at the Department of Energy, where he was actively involved in several key Department initiatives, including the drafting of guidelines implementing a multi-billion dollar loan guarantee program for innovative technologies authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Nikesh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Portland, Oregon. He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal, and graduated summa cum laude in 1999 with an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Memberships

•  Council Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

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Credentials

J.D., Yale Law School

A.B. Economics, Dartmouth College, summa cum laude

District of Columbia

New York

Law Clerk, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Council Member, ABA Section on Administrative Law

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Credentials

J.D., Yale Law School

A.B. Economics, Dartmouth College, summa cum laude

District of Columbia

New York

Law Clerk, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Council Member, ABA Section on Administrative Law