Stacey Nakasian has over twenty-five years’ experience litigating complex commercial issues and leads the firm’s litigation practice. She is known for her proactive and tenacious approach that both achieves results and advances her clients’ needs and goals.
Successful at crafting litigation strategies tailored to her clients’ business objectives, Stacey has prevailed in a wide range of cases including director and officer liability claims and shareholder disputes, fiduciary liability cases, intellectual property lawsuits and non-compete claims, and insurance coverage disputes.
She has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyer-of-the-Year in 2015 for the category of Litigation-Trust & Estates and as Lawyer-of-the-Year in 2013 for Litigation-Intellectual Property Law. She was named the 2014 “Industry Leader for Professional Services” in the Providence Business News Business Women Awards program and was included in the Top 50 Female New England Super Lawyers for 2013. She continues to be recognized as a ”Leader In Field” for the category of Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Guide for Business.
Stacey prosecutes and defends cases before Federal and State courts across the country, as well as in private arbitration settings. She has tried numerous cases to a jury, regularly appears in court to present or defend issues before judges, and has argued many appeals.
Stacey served as law clerk to the Solicitor General of the United States and to the Honorable George H. Revercomb of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Stacey Nakasian was named the 2014 “Industry Leader for Professional Services” in the Providence Business News Business Women Awards program.
Stacey continues to be recognized as a ”Leader In Field” for the category of General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Guide for Business.
She was part of the Top 50 Female New England Super Lawyers for 2013 and has been included in Super Lawyers since 2010, recognized in the categories of business litigation, IP litigation, and estate & trust litigation.
Stacey serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of the Women & Infants Foundation. Over the years, she has been active in leadership positions for Hope Health, Rhode Island Legal Services and Festival Ballet of Rhode Island.
Stacey was appointed in 2016 to the US District Court Board of Bar Admissions. She is the former chair and a current member of the Local Rules Committee of the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She is a past president of the Federal Bar Association, RI Chapter, and past member of the advisory board of Roger Williams University School of Law.
“Early Termination (and Modification) of Trusts” – Webinar sponsored by Lorman Education Service and presented by Stacey Nakasian in August 2017. See full program details here.
“Protecting Trade Secrets” by Stacey Nakasian in Providence Business News (February 2017) See PDF of full article here.
“Internet advertising isn’t sufficient for personal jurisdiction” was the title of a January 2017 Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly article with comments from Stacey Nakasian about how the D&S team succeeded in getting a lawsuit transferred to a client’s home jurisdiction. See more here.
“Non-Competes in a High-Tech World” – Legal Tech Seminar Series in conjunction with Tech Collective on in 2014. See presentation here.
“Cutting Edge Topics in IP Law” – Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting. 2014. See presentation here.
University of Virginia (B.A., cum laude, 1984)
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1990, Order of the Coif)
Rhode Island (1993)
First Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court (2010)