Michael Nadler is an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Nadler’s practice has focused on all phases of civil litigation before both trial and appellate courts, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation and complex commercial disputes.
Representative matters include:
In addition, Mr. Nadler has also maintained an active pro bono practice. Mr. Nadler is currently representing a journalist in pending state and federal court matters relating to his unlawful arrest and detention in connection with his coverage of a public demonstration. In addition, Mr. Nadler has a particular expertise in LGBTQ rights litigation and has worked on multiple matters before the United States Supreme Court, including representing the plaintiff in the landmark case of Windsor v. United States, which held that a federal law refusing to recognize same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Mr. Nadler has obtained favorable verdicts in several pro bono trials, including a three-week trial in the Southern District of New York, and was awarded Sanctuary for Family’s 2017 Above and Beyond Award for “outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy” in recognition of his successful efforts as first-chair trial counsel. Mr. Nadler currently serves on advisory committees for the Riverside Park Conservancy and the Association for a Better New York.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Nadler served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and to Judge Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from New York University in 2011, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, received the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarship and Character, and was chosen as a Housing and Urban Policy Scholar. Mr. Nadler received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Columbia University in 2007. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of New York.
*List includes matters handled by Mr. Nadler prior to joining Gibson Dunn.
New York University - 2011 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar