Of CounselSan Francisco
Nathan is a member of the Orrick team representing Johnson & Johnson as national coordinating counsel and California trial counsel in lawsuits alleging that the company's talc products contain asbestos. In October 2019, Nathan was part of the trial team named as Law360 Legal Lions for its representation of Johnson & Johnson in a suit alleging the company’s talc products caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. In addition to punitive damages, the plaintiffs sought at least $45 million in compensatory damages. After a five-week trial, a Los Angeles state court jury rejected all of plaintiffs’ claims and returned a complete defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson.
Nathan has practiced before state and federal courts and has arbitrated matters before The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the International Center for Dispute Resolution. In addition to litigating, Nathan also has extensive experience advising U.S. and foreign companies regarding product safety and product liability prevention. This includes advising companies on their warnings and disclosures, developing internal compliance policies and protocols, and helping clients address customer complaints to avoid potential litigation.
Nathan joined Orrick as a summer associate in 2001. In 2007, he took a brief leave of absence to work as a prosecutor in the San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office where he tried several cases to verdict.
Some of Nathan's notable representations include: