Nathan Kunz

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Nathan J. Kunz is a highly experienced commercial litigator with a career spanning more than 17 years. He is a trusted legal professional in Arizona with a proven record that shows his exceptional skills and expertise in handling a wide range of complex legal matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in nearly every issue in contract enforcement and interpretation and on related equitable and tortious claims (such as unjust enrichment, equitable estoppel, fraudulent misrepresentation, and tortious interference). He has also successfully represented clients on appeal and in actions arising from noncompetition agreements, business divorce, and defamation—and in defending franchisors against claims of consumer fraud brought by a putative class.

Prior to joining Coppersmith Brockelman, Nathan honed his litigation skills at a National Am Law 100 firm where he became a partner as well as at a boutique firm, where he focused on commercial litigation, class action defense, and state and federal appeals.

Representative Matters

  • On a discretionary petition for review to the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals from an order of remand, crafted the argument and strategy that won reversal and a published decision that substantially expanded the availability of removal to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act
  • On summary judgment, won action seeking declaratory judgment of contractual rights (affirmed by Arizona Court of Appeals), secured multi-million-dollar attorneys’ fee award, and defeated defendants’ counterclaim for more than $200 million in damages
  • On summary judgment, won complete dismissal and an award of attorneys’ fees for defendants on claims arising from a noncompete provision brought by one of the world’s largest medical device manufacturers

Awards & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©: Commercial Litigation (2022 – present)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers: Business Litigation (2021 – 2024)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Commercial Litigation (2012-2018)

Publications & Speeches

  • Co-Presenter (with Kristen Rosati, Coppersmith Brockelman, and Andrew Shaxted, FTI Consulting) “Meta Pixel and Other Online Tracking Technologies—Investigation and Legal Response” Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (July 19, 2023)
  • Presenter, “Web Tracking Technologies Investigation and Response,” Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (Jun 8, 2023)

Activities & Memberships

  • Member, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, State Bar of Arizona (current)
  • Member, Lambda Legal Arizona Steering Committee (2015 to present)
  • Member. Past Program Chair, Horace Rumpole Inn of Court (2013-2015)
  • Member, Past Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association Litigation Section (2018-2020)

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Applied Engineering & Physics, Cornell University, 2002
  • Admitted in Arizona, 2006
  • Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
  • Admitted to the Arizona District Court, 2006

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