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Omid H. Nasab

Partner, Litigation

Omid H. Nasab is a trial lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes commercial disputes in a host of state and federal courts and domestic and international arbitrations. He has worked on a broad variety of complex litigation matters, including breach of contract, business torts, bankruptcy, environmental and securities matters.

Mr. Nasab’s notable matters include:

  • Representing PG&E in mass tort litigation and bankruptcy litigation arising out of the unprecedented 2017, 2018 and 2019 California wildfires. Mr. Nasab played a key role in investigating and resolving PG&E civil liabilities arising from the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Mr. Nasab also led PG&E’s defense to a customer class action seeking $2.5 billion in damages for PG&E power shutoffs to prevent wildfires. That class action was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Representing 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.
  • Representing a global chemical company in an ICC arbitration hearing relating to energy contract disputes.
  • Representing a leading minerals company in a JAMS arbitration hearing against allegations of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse in the Lehman bankruptcy related to the early termination of derivative trades. In June 2018, Credit Suisse obtained a settlement providing it with allowed claims of $385 million for derivative claims and $363 million for guarantee claims.
  • 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, 2019 and 2020, The Legal 500 US 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 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Medal, awarded to the student who shows the greatest promise of becoming a distinguished trial advocate. He served as a law clerk to Hon. Bruce W. Kauffman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and to Hon. Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Nasab joined Cravath in 2008 and was elected a partner in 2014.

Mr. Nasab is admitted only in New York.

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