Nathiya Nagendra is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation, Product Liability & Torts, and Education practice groups in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice spans various industries, including health care, food and beverage, and transportation. She represents domestic and multinational companies in complex litigation matters, including class actions and arbitrations involving contractual disputes.
Nathiya is currently on a leave of absence from the firm and is working for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia as part of a six-month secondment.
Nathiya's education practice focuses on Title IX compliance issues and intellectual property recovery. She has experience counseling universities on compliance with federal statutes, including the Clery Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Fair Housing Act.
Nathiya is also an active member in the firm's pro bono program. Most recently, she represented a group of 33 plaintiffs in a fair housing case brought in the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to that, she represented a tenant facing an eviction action in D.C. Superior Court under the Housing and Urban Development Agency's "one-strike" policy.
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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