Nandish Patel


  • Americas
  • E-Discovery-and-E-Disclosure
Washington +1 202 449 3330 Email

Nandish Patel is a Director in Control Risks’ Digital and Data Investigation (D+DI) in Washington DC. Nandish brings more than 14 years of eDiscovery experience working on complex litigation and investigative matters involving financial fraud, bribery, corruption, antitrust and intellectual property theft. With his wide expertise in leveraging data analytics, AI and machine learning for eDiscovery in support of cross-border disputes and government inquiries abroad, Nandish leads many global investigation engagements. 

Examples of his professional experience include: 

  • Assisting in-house and external counsel across a range of data preservation, collection, processing, hosting, analytics and production issues in the context of regulatory and class-action matters.
  • Overseeing an internal investigation into bribery payments made to third-party customs agents in India. Nandish coordinated a global team spanning the US, UK, Hong Kong and India across all phases of the engagement, including data collection, forensic analysis, data processing, hosting, investigative review, predictive analytics and final reporting deliverables.
  • Working on internal investigation case in one of Europe’s largest financial firms and successfully implementing analytics and technology assisted review (TAR) workflows into client engagements to defensibly and efficiently reduce data volume and project cost. 
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to and partner with clients in their negotiations with global regulators concerning production standards, provisions for TAR compliance, foreign language translation, privilege logs and timing agreements. 
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Nandish served for four years as a senior case manager in the Department of Litigation Technology (DLT) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, DC and worked on many high-profile investigative cases that were usually covered by primetime news. His investigative notes have been used by a senior federal official before the US Congress. 

    Nandish earned an MS in electronics and computer engineering with a focus on embedded chip designing from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He holds globally recognized eDiscovery certificates, such as Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA), Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Nandish is multilingual and fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

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