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Nadav Ariel is counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Ariel represents corporate and individual clients in financial services and white collar litigation and enforcement matters. He has experience representing clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and in federal and state courts around the country.

Mr. Ariel also has extensive experience assisting clients in matters involving complex electronic discovery issues, such as large-scale document collection, developing effective document retention policies, and utilizing cutting-edge technology (including technology-assisted review) to reduce review and production costs.

Representative matters:

  • Defending financial institutions against litigation and government investigations brought under the False Claims Act
  • Representing a Japanese gaming company and its subsidiary in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) related civil litigation and in parallel government investigations. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations as a method to gain the upper hand in a contract dispute, and resulted in the firm securing a $2.6 billion settlement for its clients
  • Defending financial institutions in class action litigation and government investigations alleging unfair and deceptive business practices, fraud, conspiracy, and violations of federal laws, including the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
  • Defending mortgage servicers and lender-placed insurance providers in class actions regarding lender-placed insurance practices
  • Representing corporate and individual clients in internal investigations

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Ariel was an Associate at an Am Law 200 firm, where his practice focused, among other things, on representing mortgage lenders and servicers in individual and putative class actions involving state and federal lending laws including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Mr. Ariel received his J.D. from Harvard University in 2009 (cum laude), where he served as Articles Editor for the Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina (with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa) in 2006.

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  • J.D., Harvard University, 2009 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, 2006 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa)


  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

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