Nathaniel G.Ward

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3784

Nathaniel Ward is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex litigation, international commercial arbitrations, and internal investigations. He has represented clients in the automotive, aerospace, health care, medical device, information technology, and sports industries.

Nathaniel's litigation experience includes 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 represents companies in a wide variety of contract and tort claims in federal and state courts.

Nathaniel's international arbitration practice includes the representation of companies in arbitrations throughout the world. Most recently, Nathaniel played a leading role in the successful representation of an aerospace manufacturer in a matter before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) involving more than $100 million in alleged damages.

Additionally, Nathaniel represents multinational corporations in connection with internal investigations, including leading roles in numerous cross-border investigations involving allegations of corruption, bribery, and fraud. He speaks Russian and regularly uses his language skills in international investigations.

Nathaniel also represents clients seeking asylum and clients bringing claims against police departments and officers for the violation of constitutional rights.

Experience

  • 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.