Nate Carpenter is experienced in complex commercial litigation, internal and government investigations, arbitration, and mediation. His practice spans different industries, including energy, technology, and financial services.
Nate’s representations have included defending against trade secret misappropriation claims arising out of joint development agreements; defending against applications for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order filed to prevent a nearly $500 million merger; and assisting in investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Attorney General’s Office, as well as other federal and state agencies.
Nate also assists with analyzing and enhancing corporate compliance programs.
Recent Representations Include:
- An Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of an international technology firm in the investigation into potential revenue recognition matters at the Company’s foreign subsidiary;
- A clinical stage biotechnology company concerning claims of trade secret misappropriation related to the development of an antibody for treatment of a rare and often fatal disease;
- Federal securities litigation claims that an international clean energy company made misrepresentations and omissions concerning accounting practices and financial disclosures;
- An international technology company’s internal investigation following a cyber-attack and response to investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Attorney General’s Office, as well as other federal and state agencies;
- International arbitration concerning trade secret misappropriation claims arising out of joint development agreements involving an international corporation's exploration of renewable resources;
- Defense against applications for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order filed to prevent a nearly $500 million merger of a special purpose acquisition company with a health food company;
- State court litigation and mediation of allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of contract following an energy company’s purchase of a power plant;
- An international bank in connection with allegations that it provided material support and/or aided and abetted a terrorist organization in commissioning, authorizing, or planning an act of international terrorism;
- A global biopharmaceutical company in securities class actions following a merger transaction with a contingent value right agreement concerning applications before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
- An international pharmaceutical company's investigation into whistleblower allegations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
- A chemical company in derivative litigation alleging breaches of fiduciary duty related to its debt practices and corporate governance;
- An international financial services firm in connection with its multi-national compliance obligations; and
- An individual from Haiti seeking asylum in the United States.
- B.A., Political Science, DePaul University 2014
J.D., St. John's University School of Law 2019
Member, St. John's Law Review
- Hon. Lois Bloom, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York