Nathaniel J. Palmer

Nathan is a partner at Reid Collins & Tsai LLP. Nathan represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes, complex commercial litigation, and regularly appears in federal and state courts across the nation in cases involving financial fraud, securities matters, professional/fiduciary liability, and cross-border financial litigation. His clients include hedge funds, bankruptcy trustees, foreign liquidators, and investors, among others.

In 2014, Nathan obtained a Top 50 Verdict in the United States. Last year, Nathan was part of the trial team that won a $287.5 million judgment against Credit Suisse following a lengthy jury trial and bench trial. For the last three years, Texas Monthly has named Nathan a “Rising Star” in its Super Lawyers edition, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Texas attorneys who are under 40 years of age.  Nathan was also elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2015.

Nathan received his J.D., with Highest Honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2008, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review. While at UT, Nathan was named Vice Chancellor of the 2008 class, having achieved the second highest grade point average in his class through his second year. Nathan was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation and obtained the second-highest score on the July 2008 Texas Bar Exam.

Nathan earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wheaton College in Illinois.


Notable Representations:

  • Representation of various funds that were defrauded into investing in a $540 million syndicated real estate loan arranged by Credit Suisse. In December 2014, after a three-week trial, a Dallas jury found that Credit Suisse fraudulently induced the Highland funds and awarded $40 million. That award was the #50 highest verdict in the USA in 2014. Following a bench trial in May and June 2015, the Dallas court awarded a $287.5 million judgment against Credit Suisse.
  • Representation of the SemGroup Litigation Trust in a $147 million fraudulent transfer lawsuit against a major investment bank.
  • Representation of Monkton Insurance Services, Ltd.’s joint official liquidators in pursuing fraudulent transfer claims under U.S. and Cayman law.
  • Representation of American Pegasus SPC’s joint liquidators in pursuing breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims under U.S. and Cayman law against a former portfolio manager.
  • Representation of investors in pursuing claims against the former manager of closely held company for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.
  • Representation of investor in pursuing derivative claims against directors and officers of a publicly traded company for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Representation of The Compliance Source, Inc. and Digital Docs, Inc. in pursuing breach of licensing agreement claims against licensee.
  • Representation of Stewardship Credit Arbitrage Fund LLC, Steward Credit Arbitrage Fund Ltd.’s joint official liquidators, and various hedge funds in pursuing professional malpractice and fraudulent transfer claims arising out of failed $40 million loan.