Neil Diskin - Complex Commercial Disputes lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Neil Diskin

Neil Diskin is a member of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. He is an experienced litigator who represents entities and individuals in federal and state courts in a variety of areas, including restrictive covenants, insurance coverage, professional liability, construction, commercial leases, and labor and employment.

What do you focus on?

Commercial Litigation

My commercial litigation practice includes helping clients resolve a broad range of commercial disputes, including unfair competition and restrictive covenants cases, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, construction defect and delays, breaches of contract, and trade secret claims. I represent clients in a variety of industries.

I am involved with all phases of litigation, including developing case strategies; drafting pleadings, interrogatories, and discovery demands and responses; reviewing and analyzing document intensive e-discovery productions; attending conferences and hearings in both state and federal court; taking and defending depositions; and drafting and arguing dispositive and procedural motions. By developing a deep understanding of client industries, I am able to ensure cases run smoothly and efficiently in order to maximize value for my clients.

Labor & Employment

I also counsel and defend clients across a variety of industries in labor and employment issues, including wage and hour claims, harassment and discrimination claims, and class actions.

Internal Investigations

I assist clients with various internal investigations, including interviewing witnesses, finalizing fact finding, and presenting options based on applicable laws and employer policies.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global supply chain, businesses can expect delays on everything from raw materials through finished products. These delays could cause businesses to miss contractual deadlines, and could create a domino effect of liability. In addition to delays, the disruption to the global supply chain could result in increased costs and could make pre-pandemic contractual obligations unfeasible. Businesses should consider these supply chain issues when negotiating new contracts and should keep an eye on the supply chains affecting their current contracts in order to respond quickly to any arising issues.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Neil was an associate in another business law firm in the New York region. He was also a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County.


Neil Diskin


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7520

New York

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Adelphi University, B.B.A.

New York

  • New York City Bar Association, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee
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