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  • American University, B.A. international relations and philosophy (2010) magna cum laude
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (2014) James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Nathiya Nagendra

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2669
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Nathiya Nagendra is a counsel in the firm's Consumer Litigation and Education practice groups in the Washington, D.C. office. She represents domestic and multinational companies and educational institutions in complex litigation matters, including class actions and arbitrations involving contractual disputes.

Nathiya's education practice focuses on Title IX compliance issues and student disciplinary matters. She has experience counseling educational institutions on compliance with federal statutes, including the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, and the Fair Housing Act, and conducting independent investigations on behalf of educational institutions.

Recent matters include:

  • Draft comments for submission to the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of universities in response to NPRM regarding Title IX regulations. 
  • Settlement of First Amendment freedom of speech claims against university
  • Conduct of numerous investigations of student and faculty sexual misconduct for independent schools.
  • Defense of several universities against Title IX and "reverse Title IX" claims in federal court litigation. 
  • Defense of educational institutions against claims regarding on-campus student suicides.

Nathiya is also an active member in the firm's pro bono program. In 2016, she was selected as Crowell & Moring’s Loaned Associate to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. From August 2016 to March 2017, Nathiya represented indigent tenants in eviction actions and administrative proceedings, successfully negotiating favorable settlement agreements for her clients and participating in all stages of the pre-trial litigation process. In addition to working at Legal Aid, Nathiya represented a group of 33 plaintiffs in a fair housing case brought in the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Nathiya received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was a member of the Human Rights Clinic, executive submissions editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and a Stone and Kent Scholar. She received a bachelor of arts in international relations, magna cum laude, from American University in 2010.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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