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Intellectual property
M&A disputes

Omid H. Nasab is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. He 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 represents PG&E in mass tort litigation and bankruptcy litigation arising out of the unprecedented 2017, 2018 and 2019 California wildfires. He 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. 

Mr. Nasab also represented Precision Castparts Corporation and its board of directors in purported shareholder class action litigation challenging Precision’s $37 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway. 

Mr. Nasab represented 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. He previously represented 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 UCI’s chapter 11 bankruptcy. The credit facility was repaid in full upon plan confirmation. 

Mr. Nasab received a B.A. from Duke University in 2002 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2006. 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. 


Updated July 2021