It did not take long for Nathan to realize his potential as a lawyer. While completing the UF Honors Program as a National Merit Scholar, he competed nationally in cross-examination debate and has spent years judging and coaching competitions. The skillset Nathan developed through competitive debate undoubtedly contributed to his seamless transition into the legal field.
After receiving the Rush Record Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law while attending The University of Texas School of Law, Nathan graduated with honors. During law school, Nathan served as Symposium Chair and Chief Articles Editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Susan G. Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Today, Nathan’s practice focuses mostly on commercial litigation matters, including real estate litigation, business torts litigation, breach of contract actions, fraud claims, trade secrets litigation, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duties claims, employment litigation, appellate litigation, environmental damages, deceptive trade practices claims, and securities and transactional litigation. Nathan has successfully tried cases in state and federal court, including obtaining one of the top ten contracts jury verdicts in Texas in 2011, according to the Texas Lawyer.
While he has had favorable outcomes representing individuals and smaller businesses in various stages of commercial matters, Nathan has also successfully defended multiple Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes cases. Nathan represented a Fortune 500 company in defending against complex, multiparty environmental claims seeking in excess of $1 billion in damages. Another case involving a global medical device manufacturer went to a five-week bench trial in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division. After a long and exhausting battle, Nathan’s team successfully defended the manufacturer in an eight-figure breach of contract dispute. Even on a global level, Nathan has proven he is a skilled attorney who gets results, which is why HDBD is proud to have him in its Dallas office.
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2010)
University of Florida, B.A. (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
National LGBT Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
State Bar of Texas, Section of Litigation
Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Business Litigation: 2014- 2016
Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40, Class of 2012, awarded by the National LGBT Bar Association
Top Jury Verdict of 2011, Number 8 (Contracts), listed in Texas Lawyer