Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.S., University of Virginia, 2007, with distinction
  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 2010, cum laude, Wake Forest Law Review
  • North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2010
  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2013
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Nader S. Raja

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Nader Raja regularly works with clients facing complex and high-stakes litigation, regulatory, and reputational issues. He has represented publicly-traded companies, closely held businesses, and individuals in a variety of matters in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. His litigation experience includes shareholder class actions, lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, and litigation arising out of commercial contracts and transactions.

Nader’s regulatory and white collar criminal defense practice includes representing clients that are the subject of governmental inquiries and conducting internal investigations in response to allegations of corporate misconduct. He has counseled clients in regulatory, enforcement, and criminal matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Reserve, as well as cross-border matters involving the European Commission (EC), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In conjunction with these types of matters, Nader assists his clients in navigating the evolving regulatory and enforcement landscapes for their businesses, working to ensure that their compliance efforts are effective and robust. He regularly advises clients on compliance strategies that can minimize the risk of enforcement actions and assists with the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, training materials, and other internal controls. 

In addition, Nader maintains an active pro bono practice in which he strives to perform at least fifty hours of pro bono services annually. As chair of the firm’s Housing Rights Pro Bono Project and co-champion of the Charlotte Triage Eviction Project, he has particular experience in defending wrongful evictions in landlord-tenant disputes and helping clients avoid homelessness.

Nader is a member of the firm’s Recruiting, Diversity, and Pro Bono & Public Service Committees, and also serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Lawyers of Color affinity group.

Of Note

  • Selected for inclusion Law360 Rising Stars for Compliance, 2020
  • Included in Business North Carolina's  Legal Elite, Young Guns list, 2018-2019
  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina "Rising Stars" list, which is included in Super Lawyers magazine, for General Litigation, 2014-2020
  • Named to the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2017, 2019
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 39
  • Member of Moore & Van Allen's Young Professionals group
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Dowd YMCA Youth League Basketball, Coach
  • UVaClub of Charlotte, Member

Representative Matters

  • Representing major financial institutions in investigations by numerous authorities related to market manipulation, antitrust/price fixing, and compliance and controls.
  • Defending a major financial institution in government investigations related to foreign exchange trading and interest-rate benchmark rates.
  • Defending independent directors in shareholder class actions challenging significant transactions.
  • Representing an individual in a minority shareholder oppression lawsuit.
  • Representing a major broker-dealer in litigation involving allegations of unauthorized trading, unsuitable transactions, churning, and excessive mark-ups.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar