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Clark Hill Attorney Mahesh K. Nayak Elected President of Troy Foundation for Excellence Education

August 19, 2009


– Clark Hill attorney Mahesh K. Nayak was elected President of the Troy Foundation for Excellence Education for the 2009-2010 school year. For more information about the foundation, please visit

Mahesh K. Nayak

concentrates his practice in litigation and business law.

Mahesh regularly counsels businesses ranging from banks, physicians practices, automotive manufacturers and suppliers, retail and services clients, and IT providers in wide ranging day-to-day operational issues spanning from employment and immigration matters, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate formation, maintenance of trade secrets and intellectual property, liability deterrence, and tax planning.

Mahesh has successfully represented Fortune 500 corporations, government bodies, small business and individuals alike in matters ranging from corporate and shareholder disputes, patent infringement, environmental class actions, real estate disputes, employment and non-compete disputes, and commercial litigation under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). In cutting edge litigation, Mahesh has been retained by one of the world’s most recognizable and famous rock bands in entertainment law matters pertaining to trademark infringement and copyright bootlegging. Mahesh has also gained expertise in the area of e-commerce dealing with cyber squatters in internet domain name litigation.

Mahesh was born in India, and has been a life long resident of Michigan. As leader of Clark Hill’s India Practice Group, Mahesh has represented both Indian business expanding into the United States and overseen the firm’s North American clients’ interests in India.

Mahesh was an Assistant Attorney General with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office from 1997 to 1999. Prior to this position, he served as a criminal prosecutor with the Wayne County (Detroit, Michigan) Prosecutor’s Office.

In law school, Mahesh was on the Moot Court National Trial Team and received the Best Oral Advocate Award in 1993. Mahesh was also an editorial staff member and staff writer for the Michigan Business Law Journal. He has since authored articles focused on litigation for national continuing legal education publications.

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