Co-leader of New York Office Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Niketa K. Patel

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Artificial Intelligence


Clients across a wide range of industries trust Niketa Patel’s counsel in complex commercial disputes, product liability lawsuits, class actions, and False Claims Act cases. She is also a thought leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. Her practice includes:

Complex Civil Litigation: Local, national, and global corporate clients seek Niketa’s counsel in federal and state courts in a variety of civil actions, including commercial actions, contract disputes, class actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, antitrust matters, and securities and shareholder derivative suits. She also provides risk assessments early in the litigation process, and participates in pre-suit negotiations.


Notable Engagements


  • Summary judgment ruling dismissing $80 million damages claim against mortgage-services company in False Claims Act litigation. The court ruled that plaintiff had failed to demonstrate that any purported underwriting defects were causally connected to a loan’s default. United States ex rel. Calderon v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, No. 1:16-cv-00920-RLY-MJD (S.D. Ind. Mar. 9, 2022). The ruling was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit. United States ex rel. Calderon v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, Case No. 22-1553 (7th Cir. June 14, 2023).
  • Summary judgment ruling dismissing claims against residential mortgage-backed securitization trustee The Bank of New York Mellon, which was affirmed by the Tenth Circuit. American Fidelity. v. The Bank of New York Mellon, Case No. 18-6210 (10th Cir. July 7, 2020).


  • Named in “Litigator of the Week” feature for Seventh Circuit win upholding summary judgment dismissal in an FCA suit – American Lawyer
  • Named in “Litigator of the Week” feature for winning summary judgment motion in an FCA suit involving FHA loans – American Lawyer
  • Selected for the Lawyers for Civil Justice Fellows program, which identifies future leaders of the organization – Lawyers for Civil Justice


  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, cum laude
    Dean's List
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Cert. in Mgmt.
  • University of Amsterdam Law School, Exchange Program in European Private, Competition & Consumer Law
  • ペンシルベニア大学ロースクール, JD
    Journal of Business Law


  • ニューヨーク州弁護士


  • ニューヨーク州南部地区連邦地方裁判所
  • ニューヨーク州東部地区連邦地方裁判所
  • US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Lawyers for Civil Justice, 2021 Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association