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Nishchay Maskay

Nishchay H. Maskay

Washington +1 202 662 5747 nmaskay@cov.com Download V-card

Nishchay Maskay has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in government and internal investigations and complex civil litigation, particularly in cases involving financial fraud and anti-corruption allegations. He regularly handles matters before a variety of federal, state, and foreign government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Represents individuals in accounting fraud and anti-corruption investigations by the SEC, DOJ, and U.K. Serious Fraud Office.
  • Represents executive in investigation of trading activity conducted by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  • Represented renewable energy company in DOJ investigation of alleged False Claims Act violations and in litigation against the United States to recover money owed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Represented global manufacturer in investigation of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act conducted by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Represented the former CEO of IndyMac Bancorp in litigation brought by the SEC, resulting in the dismissal of the SEC’s fraud-based claims and a favorable settlement of the remaining, negligence-based claim.
  • Advised the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation in connection with the SEC’s efforts to compel SIPC to provide coverage to victims of Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented major global manufacturer in investigation of possible trade controls violations, which was closed without the Government imposing any sanctions .
  • Represented energy company in securities and derivative litigation challenging alleged misstatements and governance problems.
  • Represented automotive parts manufacturer in antitrust investigation by the DOJ.

Pro Bono

  • Represent a group of plaintiffs in conjunction with the ACLU in litigation challenging President Trump’s executive orders imposing a ban on entry by individuals from predominantly Muslim countries.
  • Represented nonprofit organization in litigation under the Freedom of Information Act, resulting in the Government’s production of all documents sought by the client.
  • Represented hearing-impaired children in a D.C. Circuit appeal challenging Department of Education regulations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Represented asylum applicant in immigration proceedings.