Government Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit—Law Clerk, Hon. James B. Loken, 2014 – 2015
  • Massachusetts—Attorney General's Office: Cyber Crime – Legal Intern, 2013
  • Department of Justice—Civil Frauds – Legal Intern, 2012


  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (2009) summa cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2014) cum laude


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Neil G. Nandi


Neil G. Nandi is counsel in the Litigation Group in Crowell & Moring’s Chicago office. He has practiced across the country, representing Fortune 500 corporations, privately held companies, and individuals in a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial litigation and internal and government investigations. He has litigated antitrust cases, False Claims Act matters, and contract and fraud suits, particularly on behalf of clients in the health care industry.

Neil has handled matters at various stages of litigation, from initial pleadings through appeals. His experience includes drafting and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, and managing document discovery. He has also appeared in over half a dozen state and federal appellate courts, including as the drafter of principal briefs. Clients regularly rely on Neil to provide thoughtful, detail-oriented counsel that balances strategic business interests, efficient management, and aggressive litigation.

While in law school, Neil was president and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation and an external training director of the Harvard Mediation Program. He also interned in the Civil Frauds Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and in the Cyber Crime Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. After graduating, Neil clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Neil maintains an active pro bono practice, and he was named to the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Honor Roll in 2021. His past pro bono work has included representing individuals and amici curiae in immigration matters, advocating for convicted individuals in Section 1983 and habeas proceedings, and managing a monthly legal aid clinic.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Junior Board Member: Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Pathfinder: Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2021

Representative Matters

  • Took and prepared for depositions, drafted pleadings, and managed discovery and drafted discovery motions on behalf of a third-party logistics company pursuing trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation. 
  • Argued and drafted successful motion to dismiss on behalf of a commercial lending and financing company defending contract-based claims. 
  • Drafted motions to dismiss and assisted in settlement negotiations in a putative class action alleging Sherman Act violations. 
  • Investigated allegations in a federal subpoena and drafted presentations to the government on behalf of a pharmacy chain defending against False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute allegations. 
  • Drafted amicus briefs in multiple federal appellate and district courts on behalf of immigration law professors opposing restrictive immigration policies. 
  • First-chaired an arbitration hearing and took depositions in a pro bono commercial lease dispute.