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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.

Nathan is known for developing innovative legal theories and strategies that produce results for his clients.  For instance, Nathan developed the legal theories that led to a  $287.5 million judgment against Credit Suisse, which the Dallas Court of Appeals recently affirmed.  Nathan also has broad experience handling cross-border matters, having worked on cases such as Stanford International Bank, Suntech Power Holdings, American Pegasus SPC, and Stewardship Credit Arbitrage Fund.

Benchmark Litigation recently named Nathan to its 40 & Under Hot List, which recognizes leading litigation attorneys under 40 years of age.  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 received his J.D., with Highest Honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, 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, and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. 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 Litigation Trust Trustee of GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., a former publicly traded company, in litigation against its former officers and directors in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The District court recently denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the $1 billion lawsuit in a lengthy reported decision.
  • Representation of investors in pursuing breach of contract and securities fraud claims arising out of the purchase of convertible notes.
  • 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 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 a failed $40 million loan.