Alok Nadig

Alok represents clients in both litigation matters and confidential negotiations. He works primarily in the firm’s Discrimination and Harassment and Public Interest Litigation practice areas.

“Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP dedicates tremendous resources to fulfilling its mission of leveling the playing field between workers and their employers. I chose the firm because I wanted to join a team of brilliant and zealous advocates who are committed to using their talents for the greater good.”

I feel so grateful that I found Sanford Heisler Sharp. This was my first experience retaining an attorney, and after being terminated from my job during COVID, I was shocked and devastated. When I first spoke to Alok Nadig at Sanford Heisler Sharp, he listened to me carefully and responded with empathy. He answered every question I had with thorough detail. I knew he was the right choice.

Throughout the entire process, Alok was so responsive, kind, understanding, and proactive. He is incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable, and simply an all-around superb advocate. At times, this process was emotionally draining, frustrating, and confusing. It can be hard to revisit a painful experience, but Alok was always there to provide clarity and support. He never invalidated my feelings or concerns; he never condescended to me or belittled me; and he believed in my case. He is an exceptional lawyer whom I have tremendous respect for, and I feel very fortunate that he represented me. My interactions with other attorneys and legal support staff at Sanford Heisler Sharp were also excellent. It's clear they have assembled a great team.

It is tempting to shrink away from situations where you've been wronged, but if you have the right representation, you'll find the fortitude to face the challenge. My advice to anyone seeking representation is to find a firm that makes you feel empowered, and in my experience, Sanford Heisler Sharp is equipped to do that. They will be there for you and fight for you. A Former Client

I contacted David Sanford at Sanford Heisler Sharp after I was suddenly terminated from my executive role after twenty-three years of service. I shared my story with David, Meredith, Alok and Alex. The company culture had always been hostile towards women. I was one of the very few women in an executive role. I survived by keeping my head down and consistently outperforming my male peers but was suddenly replaced by a man I suspected was paid more to perform the same job I did. We filed claims under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII. Despite the opposition’s constant delay tactics, which was almost three years’ worth, Meredith Firetog was professional, caring, persistent and tenacious when necessary. Meredith, Alok and Alex were just the team I needed to battle the good ol’ boy culture that resonated throughout the private family conglomerate.A Former Client, President & General Manager

I'm eternally grateful to Russell, Alok and Kate for their impressive work with my case. I expected outstanding legal service based on the firm's reputation and track record. In addition, the team brought compassion and a strategic approach to managing the case, which ultimately brought a longstanding matter to a close. I've worked with numerous employment law firms in my profession, and I would unhesitatingly refer clients and friends to the team at Sanford Heisler Sharp. A Former Client

Alok Nadig is an Associate in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. He received his J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a Robert McKay Scholar, and his B.A. magna cum laude and B.Mus. magna cum laude from Northwestern University, where he was awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Alok represents clients in both litigation matters and confidential negotiations.  He works primarily in the firm’s Discrimination and Harassment and Public Interest Litigation practice areas.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Alok clerked for the Honorable Pamela K. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before his clerkships, Alok was a Litigation Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he worked on a variety of complex commercial litigation matters and various pro bono cases.

At NYU Law, Alok served as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review, was Co-Chair of the OUTLaw LGBTQ Organization, and worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant for various professors. During law school, Alok interned at the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, Lambda Legal, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. His Law Review note, Ably Queer: The ADA as a Tool in LGBT Antidiscrimination Law, 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1316 (2016), examines the intersection of federal disability rights and LGBTQ employment discrimination protections and has been cited in the Stanford Law Review as well as several legal treatises.

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2016, cum laude
  • B.A. and B.Mus., Northwestern University, 2012, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Clinics

  • Racial Equity Strategies Clinic at NYU Law – NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • LGBT Rights Clinic at NYU Law – Lambda Legal

Clerkships

  • Honorable Carlos F. Lucero, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Honorable Pamela K. Chen, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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