Alok Nadig

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.

“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'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 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.

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.


  • 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


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


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

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2017

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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