Major General Mike Nardotti (U.S. Army, Retired) is the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. Office. He represents clients on a broad range of defense, national security and other significant issues at all levels across the Department of Defense and other federal agencies and on matters of special interest to members of Congress. He previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, chair of the firm’s Training and Professional Development Committee, and as a member of the firm’s Practice Management and Compensation Committees.
General Nardotti has extensive experience in sensitive internal investigations for corporate clients and in planning and executing corrective action and ethics and business conduct compliance strategies. He has represented senior government officials and corporate clients in executive branch and congressional investigations and hearings. He also has assisted clients extensively in developing sound approaches for identifying and pursuing business opportunities in the defense and national security arena.
A decorated combat veteran, General Nardotti served for more than 28 years on active duty as a soldier and lawyer. He was The Judge Advocate General – the senior military lawyer in the Army – from 1993 to 1997, advising military and civilian leaders on sensitive, complex and highly-visible legal and policy issues of importance to the Department of Defense, Congress and the media.
In that position, General Nardotti also served as the leader and senior partner in one of the world’s largest law firms, the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His team of 4,000 full- and part-time military and civilian attorneys and 5,000 full- and part-time military and civilian support staff provided comprehensive legal support and services to a worldwide community of more than one million Active, Guard, and Reserve commanders and soldiers and over one million family members.
General Nardotti’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. In 2006, General Nardotti was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame, a high honor accorded those specially selected from the nominees of Ranger units and associations representing each era of Ranger history.
Within the community, General Nardotti serves with several charitable and public service organizations, including the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Board of Governors of the John Carroll Society, the Finance Council for the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Dean’s Planning Council for Fordham University School of Law. General Nardotti also has been a commentator and analyst on military legal issues on national television and radio and in the print media.
- For a large corporate client, conducted multiple internal investigations involving allegations of government contracts fraud and successfully resolved each without adverse action against the client.
- Advised and represented international and domestic corporate clients in contractor responsibility, suspension and debarment and related proceedings arising from criminal misconduct allegations, resolving each matter favorably to the client through appropriate corrective measures and aggressive ethics compliance plans.
- Advised and represented current and former senior government officials and large corporate clients on a range of issues in highly-sensitive and highly-visible federal and congressional investigations and hearings.
- Counseled and assisted emerging small businesses in the planning and successful execution of sound business development strategies for leveraging opportunities within Department of Defense and the military services.