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About Nate

Experienced and reliable litigation and appellate guidance

Nate Oesch focuses on appellate, complex civil and intellectual property (IP) litigation matters. He works with a wide spectrum of companies to address their litigation needs, with an emphasis on proceedings in federal court. Nate is well versed in issues related to class action defense, insurance coverage and antitrust. In addition, Nate advises clients on the entire spectrum of IP issues related to trademarks, copyrights and patents.

As a former federal law clerk in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Nate has experience handling a wide array of legal issues, which he utilizes to serve as local counsel for out-of-state firms in complex proceedings within Wisconsin federal courts.

Nate is heavily involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts. He represents pro se litigants in both trial court and appellate proceedings in a variety of matters, such as § 1983 actions.


  • Successfully defended against a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin allegedly false advertising related to capabilities of a client’s product.
  • Obtained dismissal of class action brought against bank related to charging of insufficient fund fees early in litigation.
  • Moved to dismiss antitrust and additional claims against a client who operates in the Milwaukee area and obtained an affirmance of the decision at the Seventh Circuit.
  • Obtained dismissal at summary judgment of claims against client in maritime personal injury case.

Professional Recognitions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy (2023-2024 cohort)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Ruth La Fave Trailblazer Award (2019)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, member
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, member
    • membership committee
    • pro bono recruitment committee
  • The Honorable William C. Griesbach, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, law clerk (2018-19)
  • The Honorable Diane S. Sykes, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Milwaukee, judicial intern (2017)
  • The Honorable Charles N. Clevert, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, judicial intern (2016)

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