Thomas Maxwell (“Max”) Nardini is an associate in the litigation department. He represents clients in complex litigation, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations. His clients include pharmaceutical, medical device, and technology companies as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Max also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes representing asylum seekers and others at administrative, trial, and appellate levels.
Max previously clerked for the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before that, Max was a Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School for the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP), a legal clinic that litigates public-interest lawsuits in partnership with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.
- Represents large medical device company in a Department of Justice investigation into alleged liability under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and False Claims Act.
- Represents major international technology company in connection with federal and state antitrust investigations.
- Advises global private equity firm and its portfolio company regarding complex commercial trade secret dispute.
- Represented global pharmaceutical company in False Claims Act investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
- Conducted internal investigation of major medical device company regarding allegations of financial kickbacks and other misconduct.
- Represented major medical device company in complex commercial dispute concerning contractual indemnity.
- Represents individuals seeking asylum in the United States before the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals.
- Co-authored amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging unlawful detention in Guantanamo Bay.
- Co-authored Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an immigration matter.
- JD, Yale Law School, 2016
- BA (Political Science), summa cum laude, Middlebury College, 2008
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2019
- Illinois, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit