Talia I. Nissimyan



  • 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, Central District of California and Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York
  • New York
  • California

Talia Nissimyan is an Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Her practice spans complex civil and enforcement matters, including business disputes, white-collar defense, and internal investigations. She joined the firm from Ropes & Gray LLP, where, in addition to civil litigation and investigations, her practice also included a range of privacy & data security matters and advising financial institutions.

At Kaplan Hecker & Fink, Talia advises a number of clients regarding civil rights and anti-discrimination disputes ranging from Columbia University to Uber to leading American civil-rights organizations. She is a key member of the team representing Gigi Hadid against exploitative charges of copyright infringement, and has filed a number of amicus briefs on behalf of a group of Establishment Clause scholars to resist Trump Administration efforts to limit mandatory contraceptive coverage. Talia also maintains an active pro bono practice representing LGBTQ clients in obtaining discharge upgrades and VA benefits, asylum, and identity updates from the military as well as state and federal agencies.

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 holds a masters degree with honors from the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations.