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Omid H. Nasab

Partner, Litigation

Omid H. Nasab is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization practice. He has handled a wide variety of litigation cases, including intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, securities and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Nasab’s notable matters include:

  • Representation of Minerals Technologies Inc.’s interests in the bankruptcy estate of Novinda Corporation in Colorado. Cravath’s representation includes defending Minerals Technologies against allegations of fraud and breach of contract in an ongoing arbitration brought by the estate.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse in the Lehman bankruptcy related to the early termination of derivative trades. In June 2018, he obtained a settlement providing Credit Suisse creditors with allowed claims of $385 million for derivative claims and $363 million for guarantee claims.
  • Representation of Precision Castparts Corporation and its board of directors in purported shareholder class action litigation in Oregon state court challenging Precision’s $37 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Representation of Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. in an adversary proceeding brought in New York bankruptcy court by successors to the estate of MF Global Holdings, Ltd. to recover on excess insurance policies. Cravath was retained to represent Allied World as lead counsel in the bankruptcy court and on appeal following certain rulings against Allied World. Following Cravath’s retention, Allied World secured an order compelling arbitration of the dispute in Bermuda.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse as lender and administrative agent of the revolving credit facility provided to UCI International LLC and certain affiliates in connection with financing and litigation relating to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of UCI. The credit facility was repaid in full upon plan confirmation.
  • Representation of NCR Corporation in litigation relating to the environmental remediation of Wisconsin’s Fox River, the single largest sediment cleanup project to date in the United States, and Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, including three actions that were tried in 2012 and 2013.
  • Representation of Cameron International Corporation and its directors in a consolidated putative shareholder class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to Cameron’s $14.8 billion acquisition by Schlumberger Limited. Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the suit in April 2016.
  • Representation of IBM Corporation in lawsuits filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Illinois state court related to IBM’s $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare. Cravath successfully opposed plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in the Illinois action and the transaction closed in October 2015. After closing, Cravath successfully moved to dismiss the Delaware action.

In 2017 and 2019, The Legal 500 United States recognized Mr. Nasab for his work in general commercial litigation. He was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. Nasab was recognized as a Law360 2019 “Rising Star” for Bankruptcy and also received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2018 Rising Star Award for “Best in Bankruptcy Litigation.”

Mr. Nasab received a B.A. from Duke University in 2002 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2006, where he was a Stone Scholar and was awarded the Whitney North Seymour Medal. After a clerkship with the Hon. Bruce W. Kauffman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a clerkship with the Hon. Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Mr. Nasab joined Cravath in 2008 and became a partner in 2015.

Mr. Nasab may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1972 or by email at

Mr. Nasab is admitted only in New York.

+1 (212) 474-1972
+1 (212) 474-3700