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Nipun is a partner in Reed Smith's Complex Litigation Group.  He is a trial lawyer with a broad range of experience representing national and multi-national companies in complex litigations, including a variety of commercial, data privacy, financial services, employment, restrictive covenant, and putative class action matters.  Nipun’s experience encompasses first chair trial responsibility, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts nationwide, as well as before regulatory bodies and arbitration panels.  Nipun has also had lead responsibility for numerous appellate matters in both state and federal court.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2008, J.D., cum laude, Ranked in Top 10 Percent of Graduating Class; Named to Dean's Honor List for All Semesters; Recipient of the Victor A. Jaczun Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, 2005, B.B.A., Finance, Real Estate, Economics, magna cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • Legacy Youth Tennis and Education – General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee
  • Barnes Foundation – Young Professionals Leadership Board
  • South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia – Vice President
  • Philadelphia Diversity Law Group – Member of the Board of Directors

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected as a 2014 Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Named an “Unsung Hero” for work on behalf of indigent clients by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity