Nat P. Calamis

Nat P. Calamis

2020 K Street NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC, 20006

Nat Calamis focuses his legal practice on trial defense, counseling, and training private companies and other businesses for employment and commercial disputes. He counsels businesses in relation to data protection, privacy issues, and claims arising out of data breach incidents.

Nat serves as lead counsel in bench and jury trials before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, state and local EEO agencies, and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He defends employers in a variety of claims, including common law and statutory claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

He has litigated matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (DCHRA), the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Maryland and DC wage payment and collection laws, and numerous claims for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Nat also provides businesses with guidance relating to data protection and privacy regulations, including HIPAA and various state data breach notification statutes.

Nat also represents clients in all types of commercial and business law disputes, including cases involving claims of violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, defamation, breach-of-contract, and tortious interference with contract issues. Nat has represented businesses and individuals in numerous temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings arising out of commercial disputes.

His clients include nonprofits, religious organizations, trade associations, government contractors, technology companies, professional partnerships, and executives. From understanding each client’s goals to keeping each updated on how case developments may affect those goals, Nat’s top priority is client communication.

Representative Experience

  • Defended private educational institution in a two week jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland arising out of claims of unlawful retaliation brought by a former executive.
  • Served as lead counsel in a three-day hearing before the American Arbitration Association, defending a nonprofit  against claims of defamation and breach of contract brought by a former executive.
  • Served as lead counsel in a wrongful discharge in violation of public policy  claim in a three-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, defending an assisted living facility operated by a large, area religious institution.
  • Defended a government contractor in a six day jury trial against claims of breach of contract and violation of the District of Columbia Uniform Trade Secrets Act brought by a former employee in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Speaking Engagements

  • October 10, 2014: Cyber Liability RisksDistrict of Columbia Defense Lawyers Conference – Naples, Florida
  • June 11, 2014: EEOC Crackdown on Criminal Background ChecksNational Retail Federation Conference – Fort Lauderdale, Florida