Nandita Nayyar

Nandita Nayyar is an associate in Berger Kahn’s Irvine office. Nandita focuses her practice on insurance coverage.

Nandita is an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in May of 2015 with a B.A. in History. Afterward, she went on to attend Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, graduating in the top 23% of her class. During her time at Chapman, Nandita was involved in multiple extracurricular activities, including the International Academy of Dispute Resolution Competition, ABA Client Counseling, and the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic. Nandita also served as a Board Member for the Diversity Social Justice Forum

While in law school, Nandita gained a great amount of experience. Nandita was a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice William W. Bedsworth in the California Court of Appeal 4th District in Santa Ana and for the Honorable Shelyna V. Brown in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. She also worked as a Certified Law Clerk in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Gang Unit. Most recently, prior to joining Berger Kahn, Nandita worked as a Summer Intern at Wilson Keadjian Browndorft LLP in Irvine.


Education

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D.), 2019
•Board Member for the Diversity of Social Justice Forum
•International Academy of Dispute Resolution Competition
•ABA Client Counseling (1st place in semi-finals)

University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., History), 2015


Memberships

Orange County Bar Association


Recent Media Coverage

Former Berger Kahn Attorney, Judge Battersby, Swears in Jamie Rice and Nandita Nayyar
Berger Kahn – November 26, 2019

100% Bar Pass Rate for Berger Kahn!
Berger Kahn – November 19, 2019

Berger Kahn Welcomes Nandita Nayyar to the Orange County Office
Berger Kahn – October 22, 2019


Community Involvement

Berger Kahn Judges at UC Irvine Mock Trial’s Anteater Tournament
On the weekend of November 7 and 8, 2020, Associates Nandita Nayyar and Jamie Rice and Partner Erin Ezra volunteered at UC Irvine’s first-ever virtual mock trial Anteater Tournament, in which 14 schools and over 20 teams competed — including Florida State, UC Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. Nandita, Jamie, and Erin virtually judged the performances of the teams on professionalism and the ability to present clear and persuasive arguments under pressure and changing circumstances. After months of preparation, students presented their impressive case theories and strategies to the judges. Nandita Nayyar and Erin Ezra judged Arizona State, which took third place at the tournament overall. Jamie Rice judged two character witnesses from Scripps College and Florida State, as well as two mock trial attorneys from Santa Clara and Florida State who all ranked as top performers at the closing ceremonies. Berger Kahn has volunteered with UC Irvine’s mock trial team for the past two years and is looking forward to continuing to help aspiring attorneys sharpen their oral advocacy skills in the future.

Berger Kahn Participates in OCBF Project Youth’s OC Marathon Fundraiser
Berger Kahn is once again fundraising for the Orange County Bar Foundation Project Youth OC Marathon event. Typically, Berger Kahn team members, along with family and friends, run the OC marathon, half marathon, or 5k in order to garner funds for the Project Youth program. This year’s event will be held virtually. Associates Andrew Wyatt, Mallory Yumol, Jamie Rice, Michael Procopio, Walker Macon, Jay Shaaban, and Nandita Nayyar will be participating in this year’s event. Law clerks Brennan Lund, Victoria Yim, and Daniel Lim will be participating along with Paralegal Hannah Hong. Partners Erin Ezra and Heather Whitmore, as well as Shareholder David Ezra, will also be running for Project Youth. Project Youth OCBF is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the health, safety, and education of Orange County youth. Many families have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, some of which are struggling just to get food on the table. Along with Project Youth’s original mission to provide juvenile diversion, health education, and higher education mentorship, OCBF is also providing food care packages, gift cards, wellness checks, emotional support, and COVID-19 resources/ education to students and their families at this time.

Nandita Nayyar Serves as a Judge at UCI Law School’s Moot Court Competition
On February 6, 2020, Associate Nandita Nayyar volunteered as a judge for UCI Law School’s Moot Court Oral Arguments. UCI Law’s moot court program is rapidly expanding with the number of student competitors almost doubling that of last year. This year’s competition centered around Vos v. City of Newport Beach, 892 F.3d 1024 (9th Cir. 2018), a recent case involving the alleged use of excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and failure to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act. In judging the preliminary oral argument rounds, Nandita provided challenging questions and valuable feedback to student participants, scoring their oral arguments and ultimately, determining which students moved on to the final rounds.