Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Nader Raja regularly works with clients facing complex and high-stakes litigation, enforcement, and regulatory issues. Nader’s experience ranges from handling class actions and complex business and securities litigation to representing companies in parallel civil and criminal investigations by governmental authorities and regulators across the globe. His clients greatly value his judgment and work ethic in developing effective legal strategies and providing practical business advice.
Nader has substantial experience defending financial services clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. He handles a diverse range of litigation matters, including class actions, securities fraud claims under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, lender liability and mortgage servicing claims, and litigation arising out of commercial contracts and transactions.
In addition to traditional litigation, Nader is well seasoned in representing clients that are the subject of high-profile government investigations and conducting internal investigations. He has represented clients in domestic inquiries and investigations by the Department of Justice (Main Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as cross-border matters involving the European Commission (EC), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Nader’s involvement in these investigations includes overseeing document reviews, conducting witness interviews, working with expert consultants on complex data analysis, and written submissions, presentations, and settlement conferences with various enforcement authorities in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Nader complements his white-collar defense and investigations work with a regulatory advice practice in which he helps clients navigate complex regulatory requirements applicable to their businesses, working to ensure that their compliance efforts are effective and robust. He works closely with his clients on the implementation of corporate compliance programs and the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, training programs, and other internal controls designed to strengthen regulatory compliance and to prevent, deter, and detect improper conduct. Clients frequently rely on him for practical compliance advice, assistance implementing and conducting risk assessments, and designing strategies that can minimize the risk of enforcement action.
In addition, Nader is actively involved in the community and maintains an active pro bono practice in which he strives to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono services annually. As chair of the firm’s Housing Rights Pro Bono Project and co-champion of the Charlotte Triage Eviction Project, Nader leads a team of volunteers focused on advocating for tenants living in substandard living conditions who are facing the threat of homelessness due to wrongful and retaliatory evictions.