Nikesh Jindal is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Administrative Law and Regulatory and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Mr. Jindal has a broad government-based practice that includes representing clients in administrative law and regulatory matters before federal agencies, congressional investigations, and public policy matters. In his time at Gibson Dunn, Mr. Jindal has coordinated and led efforts to challenge several agency rulemakings and represented clients in investigations before Congress and various Executive Branch agencies. Mr. Jindal has defended clients in several qui tam related lawsuits and government audits involving government funding programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Jindal has particular expertise in issues involving healthcare, higher education and financial regulatory matters, including new laws and regulations being implemented as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mr. Jindal has represented clients before several different agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Treasury, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, SEC, and PCAOB.
Mr. Jindal is co-author of the chapter, U.S. Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and Related Measures, in the book entitled Global Financial Crisis. Mr. Jindal is also co-author of “Observations on the Rise of the Appellate Litigator” published in the University of Texas School of Law’s The Review of Litigation, Volume 29:3, Symposium 2010. Mr. Jindal serves as a board member on the Administrative Law Executive Committee of the Federalist Society.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Jindal was Associate General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. In that capacity, Mr. Jindal provided counsel to senior policy officials on legal and regulatory issues arising from several federal agencies, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Education, and Homeland Security. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Jindal reviewed significant rulemakings and worked directly with the relevant agencies to resolve any legal issues. Among other things, Mr. Jindal worked on legislative and regulatory policies implementing Parts C and D of Medicare, and other initiatives affecting Medicaid, SCHIP, and the FDA. Prior to joining OMB, Mr. Jindal 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 energy technologies authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Jindal was a litigation associate at another law firm in Washington, D.C. Mr. Jindal served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 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.
Mr. Jindal is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia.