Nazish’s practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, including federal multidistrict litigation and consolidated state court actions, with an emphasis on product liability issues involving pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She represents major U.S. and international corporations and individual clients on various phases of the litigation from early case assessment and discovery through dispositive motion practice and trial preparation. She has also frequently coordinated with local counsel on complex and coordinated litigation venued across the country.
Nazish also counsels Food and Drug Administration-regulated companies on regulatory and compliance issues involving the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and other health care laws and regulations. Additionally, she assists with drafting the firm’s monthly Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin and is active with the firm’s business development efforts. Nazish is also involved in pro bono work and is a certified guardian ad litem.
Nazish is a member of Shook's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is passionate about furthering the firm’s diversity initiatives, including the firm’s Diversity Writing Program. Additionally, Nazish has been a mentor for local law students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Mentoring Program. She is active with the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City and currently serves as the organization's membership chair. Nazish has also served as a supervising attorney to candidates participating in the firm's summer associate program and acts as a mentor to junior associates as part of the firm's mentoring program.
During law school, Nazish clerked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of General Counsel, where she drafted opinion letters and prepared various litigation documents, and researched Medicaid, Medicare and other health care regulations. Nazish also interned with the University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization, where she drafted confidential disclosure agreements and prepared licensing agreements based on negotiations between the university, third-party companies and individuals.
Manufacturing Litigation – How Plaintiff Advertising Affects Mass Tort Litigation, Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Update of the Law, Kansas City, Mo. (June 2016).
Regulation of Drug Manufacturing, Food and Drug Law Institute’s Introduction to Drug Law and Regulation Course, Washington, D.C. (April 2016).