Areas of Practice
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2012, Senior Notes Editor, Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
  • Swarthmore College, B.A., Political Science, 2007
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Nina S. Thanawala

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6490
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Nina S. Thanawala is an associate in Steptoe's Washington office, where she is a member of the White-Collar and Securities Enforcement Group.  Ms. Thanawala’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations.  She has also worked on commercial litigation, insurance, and regulatory matters.  Ms. Thanawala is experienced with fact development, witness interviews, document management, motions practice, and trial preparation.

Ms. Thanawala is actively involved in Steptoe’s pro bono program.  She recently co-second chaired a jury trial in an Americans with Disabilities Act case before the US District Court for the District of Columbia.  Her responsibilities included preparing witnesses for trial, conducting direct and cross examinations, and arguing a motion in limine.  Ms. Thanawala has also successfully obtained asylum for a victim of domestic violence and worked on a successful appeal to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office on behalf of family members of a victim of sex trafficking.