Minta J. Nester

Minta J. Nester

New York, New York

Ms. Nester received her J.D. from Stanford Law School.  She received her B.A., with distinction, and M.A. in Political Science from Yale University. 

Prior to joining Togut, Segal & Segal LLP, Ms. Nester was an associate in the litigation group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she represented financial and other commercial institutions in securities, antitrust, and other complex litigations.  Her experience includes:

  • Defending a major financial institution in a fraudulent conveyance adversary proceeding brought by the debtors’ unsecured creditors
  • Obtaining dismissal in the Bankruptcy Court and affirmance by the District Court on behalf of banking client in lawsuit involving tortious interference with contract and prospective business relations claims
  • Defending securities class action lawsuit brought by shareholders in federal district court
  • Representing financial institution in connection with multiple lawsuits related to residential mortgage-backed securities

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation in a Bankruptcy Context

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Externship: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff (Fall 2008)
  • Yale University
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: Graduated With Distinction
    • Honors: Percival Wood Clement Thesis Prize
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Litigation Associate