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Esfand Nafisi

Esfand Nafisi

Washington, District of Columbia

Esfand Nafisi's practice focuses on complex litigation, including consumer class actions, mass torts, antitrust violations, product liability, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and complex electronic discovery. Prior to joining Whitfield Bryson & Mason, Esfand was an associate in the Chicago office of Kelley Drye & Warren.

Esfand received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2009 and his Bachelor of Science from George Mason University in 2005. In law school, he served as a teaching assistant in torts, a research assistant in the fields of evidence and constitutional criminal procedure, founded the Northwestern University Legal Philosophy Club, and co-authored a law review article on the standards of admissibility of expert and scientific evidence.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Product Liability
  • Unfair and Deceptive trade practices
  • Complex Electronic Discovery

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010
  • New York


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2009
  • George Mason University, Virginia
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Of Wheat and Chaff: Predictive Coding in Federal Biomet Case, 159 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 101 (May 22, 2013)
  • Daubert and Its Discontents 76 BROOK. L. REV. 131 (2010) (co-authored)

Honors and Awards

  • He was a member of the trial team representing Insignia Systems, Inc. in action against the dominant competitor in the in-store advertising industry alleging violations of federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws. Three days into jury trial in the District of Minnesota, the case settled for a $125 million payment to Insignia and a business deal granting it a 10-year exclusive right to market its product in a national retail network
  • Esfand participated in an investigation of publicly traded financial services company regarding allegations of money laundering violations and wire fraud
  • He also obtained a favorable settlement for a pre-trial detainee in Cook County Jail who alleged an unconstitutional denial of access to cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northwestern University Legal Philosophy Club, Founder
  • WBM's District of Columbia Bar members

Past Employment Positions

  • Kelley Drye & Warren,Chicago Office, Associate


  • Farsi

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