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Nilay Vora

Of Counsel
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Direct: 310.785.5324
Main: 310.203.8080

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

Dianne Shorte
310.203.8080 Ext: 6460
Nilay Vora is Of Counsel in the Firm's Litigation group in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Nilay has litigated a wide array of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving consumer class actions, contract disputes, trade secrets, employment and fiduciary duty matters.

Nilay regularly represents businesses and individuals in high-stakes and bet-the-company disputes. He takes pride in protecting his clients from those would take advantage of them. Clients and opposing parties know that he is unafraid of taking any case to trial and that he achieves more favorable settlements as a result.

Nilay is frequently asked to provide second opinions or take over cases for prior counsel. His clients like that he can quickly absorb the key facts while developing previously unexplored legal theories to protect their interests. Many times, by pursuing these new legal theories, he has turned defendants into plaintiffs who are seeking recovery.

Nilay has first chaired trials and argued appeals; he has practiced at nationally recognized trial litigation boutiques. Judges, law school professors, and opposing counsel have favorably remarked on his oral advocacy and cross-examination skills.

In a world of cloud computing, trade secrets are constantly at risk of theft or misappropriation by employees, partners, or contractors. His clients trust him to quickly investigate any theft, minimize negative impacts through injunctive relief, and maximize recovery of damages in these complex and often bet-the-company situations. 

Nilay feels it is important to use his litigation skills to fulfill his oath as a member of the bar to uphold the values of the Constitution. He is frequently asked to participate in high-impact civil rights litigation by local and national civil rights groups. His civil rights advocacy has been extensively profiled in local and national media, including National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and the Baton Rouge Advocate.


J.D., Harvard Law School
cum laude

MPhil., Management Science, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
Marshall Scholar

MSc, Human Rights, London School of Economics
Marshall Scholar

B.A., Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Southern California
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


Board of Directors, Promise of Justice Initiative

Board of Directors, Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

Advisory Council, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2016
  • NAPABA Pro Bono Award, 2014
  • Marshall Scholarship, 2004


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