Partner elect in the Litigation Department, Nina Kovalenko specializes in complex civil litigation and trial practice across a range of substantive areas, including matters involving antitrust allegations, mergers and acquisitions disputes, commercial disputes, and ERISA and fiduciary duty litigation. Nina has experience representing companies and individuals in federal and state courts. She has significant experience at trial and on appeals, as well as in arbitration matters. Her clients have spanned the technology, private equity, financial services, telecommunications, real estate and pharmaceuticals industries.
Nina maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on immigration and civil rights matters. Nina has represented individuals seeking asylum, citizenship, permanent resident status, temporary protected status, and protections due to unaccompanied immigrant children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nina represented several medically vulnerable petitioners seeking immediate release from immigration detention facilities. Nina has also represented defendants in criminal actions and plaintiffs in Section 1983 excessive force cases, through trial and appeal.