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Komal Karnik Nigam

Washington, D.C.

Komal Karnik Nigam

As an associate in our FDA pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group, Komal Karnik Nigam uses her background in public health and scientific research to understand the business and policy aspects of complex legal issues in the pharmaceutical arena. She has worked on a range of regulatory matters, including assisting pharmaceutical clients with marketing exclusivity issues, regulatory due diligence for drug company mergers and acquisitions, and company marketing and sales compliance policies.

Komal received her J.D., M.P.H. through the joint-degree program at Harvard Law School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. While in law school, she received the award for the best appellate advocacy brief in her class. Komal previously worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology laboratory at the University of Virginia, where she learned abstract scientific language and how to communicate it to others. She also worked at nonprofit public interest and public health organizations in Waltham, Massachusetts and in Washington, D.C.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2014
  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, 2014
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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