Nate Wright

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Nate Wright focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, including government investigations. Having spent nearly a decade in government agencies, including time in the U.S. Department of Justice, Nate is acutely familiar with enforcement proceedings. Using his experience conducting more than 150 government investigations, Nate helps corporate and individual clients facing such investigations by state, federal, and international government and regulatory bodies navigate the inquiry and find creative solutions. He has extensive experience defending clients facing allegations of financial fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violation of the False Claims Act, violation of antitrust laws, violation of export controls regulations, and various other forms of fraud and corruption.

In his civil practice, Nate represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial and securities litigation. His experience includes representing technology and software companies in intellectual property disputes. Nate has significant experience handling pre-litigation negotiations, crafting litigation strategies, drafting pleadings and motions, arguing motions in court, assisting clients in navigating discovery standards and responding to discovery requests, and taking and defending depositions. He also regularly provides counsel to clients regarding ethics and compliance programs and conducts internal investigations. In addition, Nate maintains a robust pro bono practice and has argued two criminal appeals in state and federal court on behalf of pro bono clients. 

Prior to joining Larson LLP, Nate was an associate in the government enforcement and special investigations practice group at an Am Law 200 firm. Before entering the private sector, Nate served as a senior investigator with the Office of Congressional Ethics of the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he held full-time throughout law school while attending classes at night. In this role, Nate conducted investigations into alleged misconduct by members of Congress and congressional staff. He began his career as a paralegal specialist in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and later served as a legal intern in the FCPA Unit. Before attending law school, Nate spent a year in Ireland studying international law as a Mitchell Scholar.


  • Author, "A Close Look at Warren’s Anti-Corruption Plan for Congress" Law360 (October 17, 2019)
  • Co-Author, "Managing Regret: Rule 502, the Disclosure of Privileged Material and Clawbacks," Daily Journal (August 26, 2019)

Higher education honors include:

  • Order of the Coif
  • Mitchell Scholar (2007-2008)
Daily Journal

Firm wins summary judgment for LDS Church

On Sept. 14, 2021, a federal judge granted the summary judgment motion for Larson LLP's client, The Church of Latter-day Saints, dismissing a lawsuit filed by an ex-member alleging that the Church misused tithing funds.

Southern California Record

LDS Church fires back on tithing lawsuit

Partner Rick Richmond is quoted in defense of Larson LLP's client, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in an article on Aug. 31, 2021, covering an ex-member's fraud lawsuit alleging the Church's misuse of tithing funds.

Firm News

Larson LLP welcomes two new associates

Larson LLP is pleased to announce that Caroline G. Glennie-Smith and Nate Wright have joined the firm as associates.


    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude

    National University of Ireland, Galway, L.L.M.

    Georgetown University, A.B., cum laude


    District of Columbia
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    U.S.D.C. Central District of California
    U.S.D.C. Northern District of California
    U.S.D.C. Southern District of California