Professorial Lecturer in Law
Mr. Nazarov has spent more than two decades representing the United States government in both affirmative and defensive litigation. He is currently an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Torts Branch and assigned to the Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Staff. Litigation under the Act covers a variety of torts arising from medical treatment, regulatory activities, law enforcement, and maintenance of federal lands. For the prior sixteen years, Mr. Nazarov was an attorney with DOJ’s Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation (in both the trial and appellate sections). During his tenure at OIL, he litigated in the District Courts and Courts of Appeal cases involving both affirmative and defensive immigration-related matters including asylum, denaturalization, naturalization, habeas, mandamus, class actions, national security, and passports cases. Prior to joining DOJ, Mr. Nazarov was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel, where he litigated cases on behalf of that agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, Mr. Nazarov has served as an instructor in immigration and civil trial advocacy courses both in-house and at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.