Nathaniel G.Ward


Washington + 1.202.879.3784

Nathaniel Ward focuses on commercial litigation, international arbitration, and internal investigations. He has represented clients in the automotive, aerospace, health care, medical device, information technology, and sports industries.

Nathaniel has extensive experience defending companies in merger challenges brought by the federal government, including STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health and Aetna's merger with Humana. He also has defended companies in multidistrict class actions involving allegations of bid-rigging and price-fixing.

Nathaniel regularly represents large multinational corporations in connection with internal investigations, including acting as the lead associate in several cross-border Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations involving allegations of corruption, bribery, and fraud. He speaks Russian and regularly uses his language skills in international investigations.

Nathaniel's international arbitration practice includes his current representation of a large company in an ICC arbitration related to a multibillion dollar foreign military sale.

Nathaniel's practice also includes the representation of clients seeking asylum and social security disability benefits.


  • Disabled man obtains settlement of more than $1 million in police brutality caseJones Day represented client M, a young man with cerebral palsy, and his grandmother in a Section 1983 matter against the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the Prince George's County Police Department, and many individual officers related to an excessive force case.
  • STERIS defeats FTC's attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust groundsIn a rare litigation defeat against the Federal Trade Commission, Ohio based STERIS Corporation prevailed against an antitrust challenge brought in federal court by the FTC, which sought to block STERIS's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc.
  • Yazaki defends against automotive wire harness antitrust class actionsJones Day represents Yazaki North America and Yazaki Corporation in connection with numerous antitrust class action complaints alleging that Yazaki and other auto parts manufacturers violated the Sherman Act by engaging in bid-rigging and price-fixing in sales of automotive wire harnesses and related products.