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Overview

Neil Nandi handles complex commercial litigation, antitrust disputes, criminal and civil fraud investigations, as well as FDA and health care law compliance matters implicating the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and related fraud and abuse laws. He also has litigated breach of contract actions, trademark and patent disputes, and employment matters. He understands the importance of tailoring a litigation strategy to the client’s goals and to the needs of the specific case, and he is experienced at steering various types of cases toward successful resolutions.

Neil regularly analyzes intricate legal issues in complex, highly-regulated subject areas, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. In civil litigation matters, he has drafted appellate briefs in federal and state courts, and he has drafted, argued and won dispositive motions. He regularly coordinates discovery strategy, including by taking and defending depositions, drafting document requests and responses, and briefing and successfully arguing motions to compel. In criminal matters, Neil has drafted analytical presentations, represented clients in government interviews and participated in resolution negotiations.

Neil maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included drafting amicus briefs in immigration matters and first-chairing an arbitration hearing in a lease dispute. He is also a member of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Junior Board.

Prior to joining Loeb, Neil practiced at a large international law firm, where he advised pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, medical technology companies and other life sciences entities on fraud and abuse issues, both in litigation and enforcement proceedings, and in a counseling and advising role.

During law school, Neil worked in the Civil Division, Fraud Section, of the United States Department of Justice, where he analyzed issues relating to the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. After graduating, he clerked for Judge James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Select examples of Neil’s prior experience include: 

  • Conducting an internal compliance investigation on behalf of the manufacturer of an FDA-approved injectable drug product into allegations regarding improper communications with healthcare providers;  
  • Pursuing and defending restrictive covenant cases, including on behalf of a medical device manufacturer;
  • Defending a clinical laboratory chain in district court and appellate proceedings against allegations of antitrust violations;
  • Representing pharmaceutical manufacturers at district and appellate courts in False Claims Act cases alleging misrepresentations in government price reporting metrics; 
  • Managing a team of attorneys in an internal investigation regarding Anti-Kickback Statute compliance at a medical technology company;
  • Counseling a healthcare provider chain on compliance with its obligations under a Corporate Integrity Agreement.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude,

    Editor-in-Chief Harvard Journal on Legislation

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude

Court Admissions

  • 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 for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Recognition

  • Recipient, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Distinguished Service Award

Affiliations

  • Member, Junior Board, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division (May 2012 – August 2012)