Nathan Sandals regularly defends companies in high-stakes commercial litigation, including regarding unfair competition, founder disputes, and other employment matters.

Mr. Sandals counsels clients in matters involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Federal securities laws, as well as business disputes for companies of all sizes in the life sciences and technology sectors. He also represents policyholders in high-stakes insurance matters, including coverage disputes in state and federal courts regarding comprehensive general liability, and property policies.

In his white collar defense and investigations practice, Mr. Sandals represents organizations and individuals across a range of industries facing criminal and civil investigation by state and federal authorities. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in veterans’ benefits litigation and post-conviction relief matters.

Mr. Sandals previously clerked for Chief Judge Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While in law school, Mr. Sandals served as executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in criminal matters as a student practitioner in the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, and was a member of the Board of Student Advisers. Prior to law school, Mr. Sandals served as a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and United States Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Sandals’ representative experience includes advising:

  • Lands’ End in its defense against a consolidated class action, filed in federal court in Wisconsin, brought on behalf of Delta employees alleging uniforms made by Lands’ End caused personal injury and property damage
  • A global technology company in connection with transactional and joint venture disputes 
  • A financial services company and its directors and officers in securities class actions in federal court in Delaware and New Jersey
  • A major industrial conglomerate in federal court defending against several related securities class and opt-out actions, as well as related government investigations
  • A pioneering gene editing company in arbitration over a patent licensing dispute; Obtained favorable resolution
  • Fortune 500 policyholders in connection with their asbestos insurance coverage claims
  • Emerson Electric and its Crosby Valve subsidiary in litigation before the Massachusetts Superior Court, securing a groundbreaking summary judgment decision concluding that insurers are jointly and severally liable for defense costs in cases alleging long-tail environmental claims under Massachusetts law (Crosby Valve, LLC v. OneBeacon America Insurance Co., (Mass. Super. Ct. 2022)) 
  • A large health insurer in government investigations and False Claims Act matters related to risk adjustment payments and Medicare Part D data submissions
  • A large healthcare services company in conducting multiple internal investigations concerning the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law in connection with a DOJ non-prosecution agreement
  • A university in a voluntary disclosure to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts regarding a potential False Claim Act matter involving federal grants
  • A pharmacy chain in a multi-state investigation related to Medicaid price reporting

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2016
    magna cum laude
  • BA in Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2009
    with Distinction