Nina Beck is commercial litigator and a member of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Government Investigations, White Collar and Compliance practice groups in the Milwaukee office. Nina represents a wide range of clients in state and federal court on a variety of civil matters, including commercial contract disputes, financial services litigation, FINRA arbitrations, fraudulent transfer actions, government investigations, unfair competition, consumer disputes, antitrust, construction defect litigation, and other complex business litigation.
Nina further serves her community through her pro bono work. She represented and obtained a favorable settlement for a federal prisoner in a Section 1983 case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and is a frequent volunteer at the Eviction Defense Project and Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Nina worked for the Wisconsin Senate Sergeant-at-Arms. During law school, Nina continued working at the State Capitol as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly and as a law clerk for a local bankruptcy firm. She also served as a student attorney for the University of Wisconsin Law School Consumer Law Litigation Clinic, where she advised clients on a variety of consumer law matters and represented clients in mediations and settlement negotiations.
Represented Wisconsin home builder that was the victim of a multi-million dollar fraud conspiracy involving the corporation’s outside counsel, among others, in a fraudulent conveyance and veil piercing action.
Represented health care system in False Claims Act and Controlled Substances Act investigations related to provider’s opioid prescribing practices.
Represented private equity fund and its manager in litigation and arbitration alleging fraud against fund investors.
Represented business manager of health care clinic identified as a target of federal criminal and civil enforcement investigation related to providers’ opioid prescribing
Represented Wisconsin company that was the victim of embezzlement orchestrated by its controller by conducting an internal investigation and making a referral to the F.B.I. for criminal prosecution leading to conviction of controller.
Represented Wisconsin company in complex federal litigation arising from dispute over asset purchase agreement.
Represented Wisconsin construction company in complex dispute with subcontractor in Texas state court.
Represented dozens of tenants in contested eviction trials as a volunteer attorney with the Eviction Defense Project.
Represented inmate in Section 1983 case for violations of the Eighth Amendment relating to conditions of confinement.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2012
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers
Dane County Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Godfrey & Kahn's Ethics and Loss Prevention, Recruiting and Ombuds Committees
Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association Section of Litigation-Corporate Counsel
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Spotlight Board (2019 – present)
Named a 2019 "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Wisconsin Law Journal
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2018 – present)
Recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (Commercial Litigation, 2021)
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012, cum laude, Order of the Coif, (Note & Comment Editor, Wisconsin Law Review)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008, Political Science and Integrated Liberal Studies