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Nathan A. Holcomb


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Areas of Practice



Pro Bono

Securities Litigation


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2006; Notes Chair, Harvard Law Review; Member of Winning Team, Ames Moot Court Competition

Oxford University, D.Phil., Philosophy, 2003

Harvard College, A.B., Philosophy, 1999


Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2006-2007


New York

Nate Holcomb’s practice focuses on complex litigation.  Selected current and recent representations include:

  • The former president of a leading art gallery in a high-profile jury trial of claims arising from the sale of a forged artwork previously believed to be by Mark Rothko, as second-chair trial counsel responsible for cross-examination of multiple witnesses.
  • A major telecommunications company in multiple litigations including cases against an international bank and against other major telecommunications companies.
  • A telecommunications company in a federal securities lawsuit.
  • An international bank in litigation related to the collapse of a mortgage-backed commercial paper facility.
  • A leading financial institution in a federal securities opt-out action seeking damages for admitted financial fraud.
  • A leading trust services provider in litigation relating to mortgage loan repurchases.
  • A pharmaceutical company and its board members in a federal securities lawsuit and a related shareholder derivative action.
  • A leading credit-rating agency in multiple lawsuits arising from the 2008 financial crisis.
  • A leading provider of technological services for the legal profession in a contract dispute with a former provider of consulting services.
  • An international bank in a dispute with a former client of its advisory business.
  • A US investment bank in litigation with an international bank arising from a corporate acquisition.
  • Individual corporate executives in employment-related disputes.
  • An asylum applicant and a plaintiff pursuing a civil rights claim arising from a police stop on appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as court-appointed pro bono counsel.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program

New York City Bar Association


Note, Original Meaning and Its Limits, 120 Harv. L. Rev. 1279 (2007)

The Supreme Court, 2004 Term – Leading Cases, 119 Harv. L. Rev. 169, 366 (2005) (comment on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005))

Recent Case, 118 Harv. L. Rev. 794 (2004) (comment on United States v. Johnson, 380 F.3d 1013 (7th Cir. 2004))

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