Ehsan Najafabadi is a patent engineer in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Gus Narvaez is a patent agent in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His work involves preparation and prosecution of patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Jana Nelson advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio strategies, patent and trademark procurement, technology transfers and licensing agreements. Jana also prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications and provides opinions on patentability, non-infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate. The majority of her practice relates to the chemical, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industry sectors. In addition to working closely with examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) through telephonic and in-person interviews, Jana analyzes and frequently comments on new USPTO pilot programs, examination guidelines, rulemakings and policies. Her in-depth knowledge of these topics—particularly the new USPTO requirements under the America Invents Act—allows her to effectively advise clients and has made her a sought-after speaker.
Mike Nelson represents publicly traded companies and privately held corporations in complex business litigation and regulatory matters in a variety of different industries. Mike’s litigation experience includes class action defense, multidistrict litigation, jury and bench trials, and appellate arguments. He has litigated matters in virtually every state. He is licensed in five jurisdictions, is admitted to practice in 12 U.S. District and Circuit Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, and is currently litigating matters filed in 20 states.
Takcus Nesbit provides trial support for large litigation projects, including extensive electronic discovery, document review and exhibit preparation. His energy clients, primarily in the oil and gas industries, are engaged in complex, multidistrict business litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Takcus also counsels business owners on business formation and general commercial needs. Plus, he has litigated felony and misdemeanor criminal matters as well as personal injury claims.
Daniel Nicholas, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Tax Practice Group, advises clients regarding U.S. federal income tax with an emphasis on international tax planning and transactions and the taxation of financial products.
Matt Nichols represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private financings for state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, public power agencies and electric cooperatives. Matt advises issuers and other transaction participants in bond financings in the energy, airport, surface transportation, health care, education and housing sectors. During the past five years, Eversheds Sutherland (US) has served as bond counsel in over 32 separate bond issues with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $2 billion.
Heather Niemeyer represents clients in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court in a wide range of industries, including construction, energy, insurance, and real estate. She regularly advises on matters involving contract disputes, business torts, and insurance coverage.
Amy Nogid represents clients in all stages of state and local tax—from multistate tax planning and restructuring through voluntary disclosures, as well as in audit defense, settlement and litigation. She advocates for clients at the administrative, trial and appellate levels up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies and startups involved in emerging technologies.
Frank Nolan defends class action lawsuits and complex business litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. He advises financial services and insurance clients on issues affecting their core business practices. His cases involve claims of unfair trade practices, consumer fraud, antitrust and violations of data privacy laws.
Rich Noland is an energy regulatory attorney with more than 40 years of experience. He practices before several state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Texas Public Utility Commission, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Rich advises clients on both natural gas and electric regulatory matters and regularly represents parties in litigated proceedings before regulatory agencies, including rate cases, certificate matters, and rulemakings. Rich represents a variety of clients, including electric utilities, retail electric providers, cogenerators, energy storage operators, large industrial customers, and other companies. Rich also handles court appeals from agency decisions and has argued several cases before several U.S. and state courts.
Engin Nural advises clients on federal and international tax matters, including controversy, planning and compliance issues. He also counsels multinational corporations on the taxation of financial products.
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