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.
- Defending financial institutions against litigation and government investigations brought under the False Claims Act
- Represented Universal Entertainment Corp., a large Japanese gaming manufacturer, and its subsidiary, Aruze USA, Inc., in FCPA-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd., as well as in related parallel matters. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party using allegations of FCPA violations as an affirmative weapon to gain an upper hand in an unrelated contract dispute. After six years of litigation – during which the parties produced millions of documents, argued more than a dozen appeals and scores of motions, and took nearly 100 depositions – Wynn Resorts agreed to pay $2.6 billion to our clients just a month before trial
- 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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"DOJ corporate enforcement guidelines are placing individual defendants between a rock and a whirlpool" by David S. Krakoff, Nadav Ariel, and Bradley A. Marcus (Business Crimes Bulletin)
For companies suspected of wrongdoing, cooperating with Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and selfdisclosing their misconduct often appears to be their only option to avoid prosecution and reduce large financial penalties. But, these benefits often come at a price, especially to company...Articles
Predictive coding is becoming increasingly prevalent in fulfilling discovery obligations in litigation and in response to regulatory inquiries. As the process gains acceptance, parties, regulators and courts debate whether producing parties should be required to disclose documents and coding...Articles
- J.D., Harvard University, 2009 (cum laude)
- B.A., University of North Carolina, 2006 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan