Svetlana M. Nagiel

Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of New York

Previous Employment

Irell & Manella LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Stone Scholar

A.B., Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors

Svetlana Nagiel is experienced in commercial litigation, representing clients in contract disputes, fraud, and unfair competition matters. Svetlana also has significant experience with trademark, probate and arbitration matters. She has litigated cases in the Superior Court of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of New York, the Second Circuit, and the London Court of International Arbitration.

Svetlana clerked with the Hon. Joseph F. Bianco of the Second Circuit when he sat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Svetlana interned with Justice Sonia Sotomayor when she sat on the Second Circuit.

Svetlana is fluent in both Russian and Spanish.


An Overlooked Gateway to Victim Compensation: How States Can Provide a Forum for Human Rights Claims, 46 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 133:  Recipient of the Dorsey & Whitney Note Award in Comparative & International Law