• J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2015
  • M.A., The University of Chicago Committee on International Relations, 2011
  • with honors
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2008


  • American Jurisprudence Award, International Commercial Arbitration, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award, International Criminal Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Senior Book Reviews & Essays Editor, California Law Review Volume 103
  • Certificate of Specialization in International Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law


  • Hon. Robert W. Sweet, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • California

Talia Nissimyan is an Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. She joined the firm from Ropes & Gray LLP, where she maintained a diverse litigation practice, including privacy & data security matters, civil litigation, and government and internal investigations, as well as an active pro bono practice. Before joining the firm, Talia also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York.

At Ropes & Gray, Talia conducted an internal investigation into trade secret violations within a large multinational biopharmaceutical company facing civil litigation and criminal charges, assisted hedge funds regarding litigation investments, counseled a large insurance and financial service provider in a data breach investigation, response, and nationwide notification, and represented TriNet and its officers in a securities class-action lawsuit in the Northern District of California, securing a dismissal of all claims. She has also represented a multinational computer-technology corporation in multiagency investigation of insider trading allegations in Northern District of California. Additionally, she counseled a major hedge fund creditor in a high-profile bankruptcy litigation regarding the sale of debtors’ assets, and assisted with the defense of fund advisers against claims of excessive fees.

Talia has also represented veterans in obtaining discharge upgrades and VA benefits, asylees in immigration matters, and transgender clients in obtaining name changes.

Talia received her law degree in 2015 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as Senior Book Reviews and Essays Editor of the California Law Review and worked at Human Rights Watch in its Terrorism/Counterterrorism Department. Talia also received a masters degree with honors from the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations.