Talia Nissimyan


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2015; American Jurisprudence Award, International Commercial Arbitration; American Jurisprudence Award, International Criminal Law; senior book reviews & essays editor, California Law Review Volume 103; Certificate of Specialization in International Law
  • MA, with honors, The University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, 2011
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2008


  • California, 2015
  • New York, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Honorable Robert W. Sweet, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Talia Nissimyan


Talia Nissimyan joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the litigation department. She has a diverse practice, including privacy & data security matters, civil litigation, and government and internal investigations.

Talia maintains an active pro bono practice. She represents veterans in obtaining discharge upgrades and VA benefits, asylees in immigration matters, and transgender clients in obtaining name changes.

Before joining the firm, Talia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet in the Southern District of New York. During law school, Talia served as Senior Book Reviews and Essays Editor of the California Law Review and worked at Human Rights Watch in its Terrorism/Counterterrorism Department. Talia holds a masters degree from University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations.


  • Counseled large insurance and financial service provider in data breach investigation, response, and nationwide notification.
  • Represented TriNet and officers in Northern District of California securities class-action lawsuit, securing dismissal of all claims. 
  • Represented multinational computer-technology corporation in multi-agency investigation of insider trading allegations in Northern District of California.
  • Counsel to large medical device company in internal quality and compliance investigation.
  • Jara v. Barrientos. Represented former U.S. Ambassadors before 11th Circuit as amici curiae, supporting civil prosecution of crimes against humanity committed under Pinochet regime. 
  • Counsel to major hedge fund creditor in high-profile bankruptcy litigation regarding the sale of debtors’ assets.
  • Assisted with defense of fund advisers against claims of excessive fees.
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